whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
Luke 9:24 Meaning and Commentary
For whosoever will save his life
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Luke 9:24 In-Context
saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."
And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
[See ver. 23 above]
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