Matthew 10:39

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has the desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, and he who gives up his life because of me will have it given back to him.
- Basic English Bible

He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.
- Darby Bible

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.
- Webster's Bible

To save your life is to lose it, and to lose your life for my sake is to save it.
- Weymouth Bible

He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
- World English Bible

He that fyndith his lijf, shal lose it; and he that lesith his lijf for me, shal fynde it.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 10:39


10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it - He that saves his life by denying me, shall lose it eternally; and he that loseth his life by confessing me, shall save it eternally. And as you shall be thus rewarded, so in proportion shall they who entertain you for my sake. #Mt 16:25|; John 12:25.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 10:39


Mt 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it. Whoever counts his life of so much value that he will preserve it by sacrificing his Christian integrity, or will renounce his religion to save his life, will find in the end that he has lost his soul forever for the sake of a few fleeting years; while he who gives up all things, even life itself, will find an abundant reward in the life eternal. "All self-seeking is self-losing". The Divine law is always to give in order to receive.

Discussion for Matthew 10

  • A disciple
    Monayah; My question was about whether this particular Simon was actually from Cana of Galilee, as the Greek word may suggest; and not mistakenly called a Canaanite. In the Strong's, like you pointed out, kananites means zealous in Greek; or if its simply a transliteration of the Hebrew name, meaning someone from Cana. My point is simply that I doubt if one of the Apostles was a Canaanite.
  • A disciple
    Jesus was sent to the children of Israel because God so loved Israel, and sought to save them. The Light shines upon men's innermost self and exposes the evil, in order for us to bring these things to judgment and be reconciled to God. But not everyone has an interest or need for these good things that Jesus brings; and so what was intended to be the blessing of reconciliation becomes contention.
  • A disciple
    For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. Variance is described as, the fact or state of being in disagreement: dissension, dispute. This is what the LORD meant in Leviticus 20:26, saying, that He had severed us from other people to be His.
  • Servant of God
    10/34, I am not come to send peace but a sword. Anybody literate in the bible knows that a sword is the word, which is truth! Now, truth is a rare commodity in these times, and knowing the Word is truth. In Rev, a two edged sword protrudes from Jesus' mouth, for it cuts both ways, destroying lies and establishing the truth, and the truth is from the Holy Spirit. That is the truth spoken inred
  • BSP
    Verse 14: If others do not accept the message of the Kingdom that is their choice. If we have done our part in trying to share it with them, we can have a clean conscience and leave the rest in God's hands.
  • Monayah
    I really didn't understand the point you was trying to make.please hlp me understand Matthew 10:4 (KJV)
    4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Matthew 10:4International Children’s Bible
    4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot. Judas is the one who turned against Jesus. Kananaios: Cananaean, Aramaic for Zealot, surname of one of the twelve apostles
    Original Word: Κανανίτης,