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Matthew 16:24-25 New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 16:24-25 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever wants to save his [a]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake will find it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
  2. Matthew 16:25 Or soul
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Matthew 16:24-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Discipleship Is Costly

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].

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Matthew 16:24-25 New International Version (NIV)

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 16:25 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verse 26.
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 16:24-25 King James Version (KJV)

24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

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

1 Corinthians 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God

18 For the [a]message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Corinthians 1:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Wisdom of God

18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who [a]are perishing, but to us who [b]are being saved it is the power of God.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or perish
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or are saved
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1 Corinthians 1:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Wisdom of God

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God.

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1 Corinthians 1:18 New International Version (NIV)

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

New International Version (NIV)

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1 Corinthians 1:18 King James Version (KJV)

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:17 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Corinthians 1:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with [a]cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made of no effect.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:17 I.e., persuasive rhetoric
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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1 Corinthians 1:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)

17 For Christ did not send me [as an apostle] to baptize, but [commissioned and empowered me] to preach the good news [of salvation]—not with clever and eloquent speech [as an orator], so that the cross of Christ would not be [a]made ineffective [deprived of its saving power].

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:17 Paul may be referring to the danger that convincing people to become Christians by the use of clever rhetoric would result in false conversions (cf 2:5).
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1 Corinthians 1:17 New International Version (NIV)

17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

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1 Corinthians 1:17 King James Version (KJV)

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

Galatians 5:24 New King James Version (NKJV)

24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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Galatians 5:24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

24 Now those who [a]belong to Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 5:24 Lit are of Christ Jesus
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Galatians 5:24 Amplified Bible (AMP)

24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the [a]sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 5:24 Lit flesh.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Galatians 5:24 New International Version (NIV)

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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Galatians 5:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Galatians 2:20 New King James Version (NKJV)

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Galatians 2:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and [a]the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 2:20 Or insofar as I
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Galatians 2:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

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