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Matthew 16:25

    Matthew 16:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because whoever has a desire to keep his life safe will have it taken from him; but whoever gives up his life because of me, will have it given back to him.

    Webster's Revision

    For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    World English Bible

    For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    Definitions for Matthew 16:25

    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 16:25

    For whosoever will save his life - That is, shall wish to save his life - at the expense of his conscience, and casting aside the cross, he shall lose it - the very evil he wishes to avoid shall overtake him; and he shall lose his soul into the bargain. See then how necessary it is to renounce one's self! But whatsoever a man loses in this world, for his steady attachment to Christ and his cause, he shall have amply made up to him in the eternal world.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 16:25

    Whosoever will save his life ... - See the notes at Matthew 10:39.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 16:25

    16:25 Whosoever will save his life - At the expense of his conscience: whosoever, in the very highest instance, that of life itself, will not renounce himself, shall be lost eternally. But can any man hope he should be able thus to renounce himself, if he cannot do it in the smallest instances? And whosoever will lose his life shall find it - What he loses on earth he shall find in heaven. Matt 10:39; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33; John 12:25.