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 10:39

  • Darrell Evans for verse 39
    If we don 't know "LOVE " we cannot know God! God is "LOVE! " Know Jesus know Peace. No Jesus, no Peace! Thank You Lord Jesus!
  • K.rani salomi for verse 39
    yes really, those who found God with all his her heart, he she will be placed in the kingdom of God
  • AMEN JAY for verse 39
    life without JESUS CHRIST is totally useless,but with OUR LORD in our life we will have in life of abundant blended with eternity AMEN
  • MockingBird for verse 39
    I had a life once in seeking my own will : now that I have received Jesus as my Lord and Savior I seek to do His will. It is easy to pray : Not my will but thy will : It is difficult to do : but it can be done. God did not call me into His kingdom to do His will on my own power : But He sent Holy Spirit to help me do His will. Break up your fallow ground and sow not among thorns !!
  • Brian Steere for verse 39
    If Eternally is appreciated as the timeless Always, then indeed you are eternally free to lose in self seeking or be embraced in truly unified Will. As ye sow ye ARE reaping. As ye forgive-release ye ARE forgiven-released.

    God Speaks through Jesus as 'ME' as the 'I Am'. for Jesus sought NOT his OWN life but is FOUND in the Life of the Father, One. This demonstration is the Good News. Go ye and do likewise is Jesus' Call to Joy - and NOT to sacrifice of anything but self-illusion.

    The tenant farmers parable represents the mind that thinks IT is given free will to usurp their Master's Estate, that IT should determine all things according to ITS survival in ITS terms - and denied or killed the Messengers of the Master.
    This 'consciousness' is but a mind in hiding from its Self that knows not what it does - and it is this that we are called to forgive ourselves for. Them who trespass against us reflects our own hidden self-rejections. But if we delight in their exclusion, we 'sin' by maintaining our own wilfully disguised suffering as proof of 'evil' by which God's Love is denied and our 'tiny' will persists in presenting a self existence that may appeal to love and mimic the forms of love - yet have no love to share.
    Unless a living love heals our heart, we see all things through a glass darkly... including Scripture. There is no fear in living love. All interpretations of a fearful nature are fearful propaganda to persist as a power of fearful control in a fearful world as a fearful self!
    Jesus came not to usurp love's sharing, but to illuminate its true power in all.
  • Nathan eliott for verse 39
    I think Matt:10-39 means what it says,you have two choices you can hold onto your carnal self centered Adam nature and perish with the world or you can submit yourself to the Holy Ghost and allow him to break your stubborn self will that the Lord can use you, and you will live. the problem today is most christians today have been taught that they need not suffer Jesus did it for them on the cross.