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Luke 9:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [a]daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:23 M omits daily
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 9:23-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 And He was saying to them all, If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his [a]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 9:24 Or soul
  2. Luke 9:24 Or soul
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Luke 9:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross daily [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]. 24 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, he is the one who will save it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God].

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Luke 9:23-24 New International Version (NIV)

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.

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Luke 9:23-24 King James Version (KJV)

23 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.

24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

Matthew 10:38-39 New King James Version (NKJV)

38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

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Matthew 10:38-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who has found his [a]life will lose it, and he who has lost his [b]life for My sake will find it.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 10:39 Or soul
  2. Matthew 10:39 Or soul
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Matthew 10:38-39 Amplified Bible (AMP)

38 And he who does not take his [a]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] is not worthy of Me. 39 Whoever finds his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], and whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity].

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 10:38 The historical background behind this statement is that those who were about to be crucified had to carry the crossbeam to which they would be nailed or bound. In addition to the terrible agony that crucifixion inflicted, it was such a great indignity that some of the Roman writers used the word cross as a curse word in the expression “Go to a bad cross!” (Lat i in malam crucem).
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Matthew 10:38-39 New International Version (NIV)

38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

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Matthew 10:38-39 King James Version (KJV)

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Mark 8:34-35 New King James Version (NKJV)

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Mark 8:34-35 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35 For whoever wishes to save his [a]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [b]life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 8:35 Or soul
  2. Mark 8:35 Or soul
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Mark 8:34-35 Amplified Bible (AMP)

34 Jesus called the crowd together with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and [a]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]. 35 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 and the gospel’s will save it [from the consequences of sin and separation from God].

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 8:34 See note Matt 10:38.
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Mark 8:34-35 New International Version (NIV)

The Way of the Cross

34 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. 35 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 8:35 The Greek word means either life or soul; also in verses 36 and 37.
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Mark 8:34-35 King James Version (KJV)

34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35 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.

Luke 14:27 New King James Version (NKJV)

27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 Whoever does not carry his own cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow after Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:27 New International Version (NIV)

27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

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Luke 14:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:33 New King James Version (NKJV)

33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

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Luke 14:33 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

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Luke 14:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)

33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not [carefully consider the cost and then for My sake] [a]give up all his own possessions.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 14:33 Jesus probably is referring to a willingness and commitment to do so when necessary. Discipleship does not require poverty.
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Luke 14:33 New International Version (NIV)

33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

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