Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

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

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?

Amplified

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

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?

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 life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my sake and the sake of the Good News will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?


Cross References

Job 2:4

Satan answered the LORD, and said, "Skin for skin. Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.

Job 22:2

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

Psalm 49:17

For when he dies he shall carry nothing away. His glory shall not descend after him.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.

Malachi 3:14

You have said, 'It is vain to serve God;' and 'What profit is it that we have followed his instructions, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?

Matthew 4:8-10

Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.

Matthew 16:26

For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Luke 9:25

For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?

Luke 12:19-20

I will tell my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry."'

Luke 16:19-23

"Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.

Romans 6:21

What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.

Philippians 3:7-9

However, what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.

Hebrews 11:24-26

By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,

James 1:9-11

But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;

Revelation 18:7-8

However much she glorified herself, and grew wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning. For she says in her heart, 'I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will in no way see mourning.'

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