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John 12:25

    John 12:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who is in love with life will have it taken from him; and he who has no care for his life in this world will keep it for ever and ever.

    Webster's Revision

    He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

    World English Bible

    He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:25

    He that loveth his life - See on Matthew 10:39 (note); Luke 14:26 (note). I am about to give up my life for the salvation of men; but I shall speedily receive it back with everlasting honor, by my resurrection from the dead. In this I should be imitated by my disciples, who should, when called to it, lay down their lives for the truth; and, if they do, they shall receive them again with everlasting honor.

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:25

    He that loveth his life ... - This was a favorite principle, a sort of "axiom" with the Lord Jesus, which he applied to himself as well as to his followers. See the Matthew 10:39 note; Luke 9:24 note.

    Wesley's Notes on John 12:25

    12:25 He that loveth his life - More than the will of God; shall lose it eternally: and he that hateth his life - In comparison of the will of God, shall preserve it. Mt 10:39.
    Book: John
    Topic: Suicide