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Mark 8:35-36

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8:35 For whoever wants to save his life 1  will lose it, 2  but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it. 8:36 For what benefit is it for a person 3  to gain the whole world, yet 4  forfeit his life?

1 tn Or “soul” (throughout vv. 35-37).

2 sn The point of the saying whoever wants to save his life will lose it is that if one comes to Jesus then rejection by many will certainly follow. If self-protection is a key motivation, then one will not respond to Jesus and will not be saved. One who is willing to risk rejection will respond and find true life.

3 tn Grk “a man,” but ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used in a generic sense here to refer to both men and women.

4 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “yet” to indicate the contrast present in this context.



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