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Luke 17:33

    Luke 17:33 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life'shall preserve it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If anyone makes an attempt to keep his life, it will be taken from him, but if anyone gives up his life, he will keep it.

    Webster's Revision

    Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life'shall preserve it.

    World English Bible

    Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

    Definitions for Luke 17:33

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 17:33

    Whosoever shall seek to save his life - These or similar words were spoken on another occasion. See on Matthew 10:39 (note); Matthew 16:25, Matthew 16:26 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 17:33

    See the notes at Matthew 10:39.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 17:33

    17:33 The sense of this and the following verse s is, Yet as great as the danger will be, do not seek to save your life by violating your conscience: if you do, you will surely lose it: whereas if you should lose it for my sake, you shall be paid with life everlasting. But the most probable way of preserving it now, is to be always ready to give it up: a peculiar Providence shall then watch over you, and put a difference between you and other men.