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For whoever wants to save their life
will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Mark 8:35 in Other Translations
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.
Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me and the gospel will save it.
Mark 8:35 In-Context
But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.
For whoever wants to save their lifewill lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
The Greek word means either "life" or "soul" ; also in verses 36 and 37.
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