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

  • Rhonda Dotson
    If a person strives for his life in the world, he will find that the world does not offer "the life", and will lose it. But if he gives up searching the world for his life for the sake of Jesus Christ, he will find 'the life". Because The Life is in Jesus Christ.
  • Lilian
    HE THAT FINDETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT AND HE SHALL LOOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT. OBEDIENCE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THAN SACRIFICE IF WE FOLLOW JESUS JEHOVA JIREH THE LORD MY PROVIDER SHALOM AMEN
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:20 AND HAVING MADE PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF --BY HIM I SAY--WHETHER THEY BE THINGS IN EARTH OR THINGS IN HEAVEN--1:21--AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED --1:22--IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT --1:23----IF YOU CONTINUE----IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE --- NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Lisa
    I don't care what it takes I will follow and trust in God for the rest of my life on this earth even if people try to kill me I will still stand strong cause he has been too good to me to just turn my back on him
  • Kollin
    Freely have ye received, Freely give. Matthew 10:8
  • A Christian
    To:A Disciple, I agree with Emanuel Fernandes. There is nothing wrong with watching sports as long as it does not keep you from God. If you are watching when you should be at church, THAT'S WHEN YOU SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED. By the way "A DISCIPLE" are you a Catholic or what?