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John 12:25 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1 ) "He that loveth his life shall lose it;” (ho philon ten psuche autou apolluei auten) "The one who loves his life loses it," one who is covetous, selfish, puts his own fleshly desires as priority for his life, loses it or lives it in vain, in an unproductive manner, if even a child of God, to be saved, "as if by fire," with no rewards, 1Co 3:15; Luk 9:24; Luk 17:33.

2) "And he that hateth his life," (kai ho mison ten psuchen autou) "And the one who hates his life," takes it lightly, with restricted covetousness and selfish desires, keeping his body (old nature) under subjection to the will of God, as Paul did, 1Co 9:19-27.

3) "In this world," (en to kosmo touto) "In this world order," as Paul counted his life as but dross, that Christ might be magnified in him, Php_3:7-14; Rom 12:1-2.

4) "Shall keep it unto life eternal." (eis zoen aionion phulaksei auten) "He will keep or guard it unto eternal life," to the joys and rewards given when the body is raised immortal, never to die again, to receive its eternal life to which the soul of the Redeemed are Sealed by the Holy Spirit when they are saved, Php_3:21; Eph 1:13-14; Eph 4:30. Hear Paul's final occasion for glorifying in the Lord, 2Ti 4:7-8.

Consult other comments:

John 12:25 - The Greek Testament

John 12:25 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 12:25 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 12:25 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 12:25 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 12:25 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 12:25 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 12:25 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:25 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:25 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 12:25 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 12:25 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 12:25 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 12:25 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 12:25 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 12:25 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 12:25 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 12:25 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 12:25 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 12:25 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 12:25 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 12:25 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 12:25 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 12:25 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 12:25 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 12:25 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 12:25 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 12:25 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary