He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
Treasury of Scripture
Matthew 10:39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 16:25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children...
Mark 8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
Luke 9:23,24 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me...
Luke 17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only...
Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance...
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
Genesis 29:30-33 And he went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years...
Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life; because the work that is worked under the sun is grievous to me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters...
ContextJesus Predicts His Death
20And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. 22Philip comes and tells Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. 23And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it stays alone: but if it die, it brings forth much fruit. 25He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal. 26If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. 27Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I to this hour. 28Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. 29The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him. 30Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. 31Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me. 33This he said, signifying what death he should die. 34The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ stays for ever: and how say you, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? 35Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes. 36While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Itself remaineth alone. But if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, keepeth it unto life eternal.
Darby Bible Translation
He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
King James Bible
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Young's Literal Translation
he who is loving his life shall lose it, and he who is hating his life in this world -- to life age-during shall keep it;