Parallel Verses

Amplified

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]?

New American Standard Bible

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

King James Version

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Holman Bible

For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?

International Standard Version

What profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?

A Conservative Version

For what will it profit a man if he should gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

American Standard Version

For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

An Understandable Version

For what would it benefit a person to gain the whole world [i.e., of material things] and give up his life [i.e., of spiritual blessings]?

Anderson New Testament

For what will it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own life?

Bible in Basic English

What profit has a man if he gets all the world with the loss of his life?

Common New Testament

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Daniel Mace New Testament

what advantage is it for a man to gain the whole world with the loss of his life?

Darby Translation

For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?

Godbey New Testament

For what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Goodspeed New Testament

For what good does it do a man to gain the whole world and yet part with his life?

John Wesley New Testament

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

Julia Smith Translation

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and injure his soul

King James 2000

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own life?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For what does it benefit a person to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?

Modern King James verseion

For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What shall it profit a man, if he should win all the world and lose his own soul?

Moffatt New Testament

What profit is it for a man to gain the whole world and to forfeit his soul?

Montgomery New Testament

For what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own life?

NET Bible

For what benefit is it for a person to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his life?

New Heart English Bible

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Noyes New Testament

For what doth it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

Sawyer New Testament

For what will it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his life?

The Emphasized Bible

For, what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and be made to forfeit his life?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For what would it profit a man, though he should gain the whole world, if he be punished with the loss of his own soul?

Twentieth Century New Testament

What good is it to a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?

Webster

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul:

Weymouth New Testament

Why, what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?

Williams New Testament

For what benefit will it be to a man to gain the whole world and fail to gain the higher life?

World English Bible

For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

Worrell New Testament

For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and suffer damage as to his soul?

Worsley New Testament

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Youngs Literal Translation

for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

a man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

he shall gain
κερδαίνω 
Kerdaino 
gain, win, get gain, vr gain
Usage: 9

the
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

ὅλος 
Holos 
Usage: 83

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ζημιόω 
Zemioo 
Usage: 3


Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Taking Up One's Cross To Follow Jesus

35 For whoever wants to save his [ higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel's will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God]. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]? 37 For what can a man give as an exchange ( a compensation, a ransom, in return) for his [blessed] life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]?


Cross References

Job 2:4

Then Satan answered the Lord, Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has will he give for his life.

Job 22:2

Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he that is wise is profitable to himself.

Psalm 49:17

For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not descend after him.

Psalm 73:18-20

[After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin and destruction.

Malachi 3:14

You have said, It is useless to serve God, and what profit is it if we keep His ordinances and walk gloomily and as if in mourning apparel before the Lord of hosts?

Matthew 4:8-10

Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them.

Matthew 16:26

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?

Luke 9:25

For what does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and ruins or forfeits (loses) himself?

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up, [enough] for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself merrily.

Luke 16:19-23

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day.

Romans 6:21

But then what benefit (return) did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? [None] for the end of those things is death.

Philippians 3:7-9

But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as [ one combined] loss for Christ's sake.

Hebrews 11:24-26

[Aroused] by faith Moses, when he had grown to maturity and become great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

James 1:9-11

Let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his elevation [as a Christian, called to the true riches and to be an heir of God],

Revelation 18:7-8

To the degree that she glorified herself and reveled in her wantonness [living deliciously and luxuriously], to that measure impose on her torment and anguish and tears and mourning. Since in her heart she boasts, I am not a widow; as a queen [on a throne] I sit, and I shall never see suffering or experience sorrow -- "

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