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 causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
Job 2:4
And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
Mark 8:36
For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
Luke 9:25
For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?

Gain

Matthew 4:8
Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?
Luke 12:20
But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night is thy soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
Luke 16:25
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted and thou art in anguish.

Or

Psalm 49:7
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him;
Mark 8:37
For what should a man give in exchange for his life?

General references

Job 27:8
For what is the hope of the godless, though he get him gain, When God taketh away his soul?
Proverbs 3:14
For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.
Proverbs 16:16
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
Ecclesiastes 3:9
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?
Matthew 10:39
He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Philippians 3:7
Howbeit what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.