Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Bible References

What is

Matthew 5:29
And if thy right eye causes thee to stumble, remove it and cast it from thee, for it is advantageous for thee that one of thy body-parts should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
Job 2:4
And Satan answered LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has he will give for his life.
Mark 8:36
For what will it profit a man if he should gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Luke 9:25
For what is a man benefited, having gained the whole world, but having lost or having forfeited himself?

Gain

Matthew 4:8
Again, the devil takes him onto an exceedingly high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.
Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the profane, though he gets him gain, when God takes away his soul?
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, Thou foolish man, they demand thy soul from thee this night, and the things that thou prepared, whose will they be?
Luke 16:25
But Abraham said, Child, remember that thou in thy lifetime received thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things. But now here he is comforted and thou are in agony.

Or

Psalm 49:7
none can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him
Mark 8:37
Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

General references

Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the profane, though he gets him gain, when God takes away his soul?
Proverbs 3:14
For the gain of it is better than the gain of silver, and the profit of it than fine gold.
Proverbs 16:16
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
Ecclesiastes 3:9
What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?
Matthew 10:39
He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life because of me will find it.
Philippians 3:7
But whatever was gain to me, these things I regarded loss because of the Christ.