Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Bible see other translations

“life” (2x). The Greek word is psuchē (#5590 ψυχή; pronounced psoo-'kay), and psuchē has a large number of meanings, often “soul” or “life.” Here it refers to the physical life of the body, which is why most versions translate it “life,” which is accurate in this context.

[For a more complete explanation of psuchē, “soul,” see Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul.’”]

Commentary for: Matthew 10:39