Jesus sacrificed (Himself) for our salvation

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I have been thinking about the sentence
A. Jesus sacrificed for our salvation
B. Jesus sacrificed Himself for our salvation

Both seem to work but why does A work? After all, "sacrificed" there could mean "made sacrifices." It's not clear He sacrificed Himself.

What do you think?

Thank you!
  • Glasguensis

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    English - Scotland
    Only B works with the customary meaning. A is grammatically possible but doesn't tell us what he sacrificed - his time, his money, goats... We would not usually expect it to mean "his life".
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