Parallel Verses

Amplified

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]?

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

International Standard Version

because what profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

A Conservative Version

For what does it profit a men, if he should gain the whole world, and lose his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

American Standard Version

For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

An Understandable Version

For what benefit is it to a person if he gains the whole world [of material things] but [has to] give up his life [i.e., all the spiritual blessings]? Or what should a person give in exchange for his life?

Anderson New Testament

For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, but lose his own life? Or, what will a man give as the ransom of his life?

Bible in Basic English

For what profit has a man, if he gets all the world with the loss of his life? or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

Common New Testament

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Daniel Mace New Testament

what advantage is it to a man to gain the whole world at the price of his life? or what would not a man pay down to preserve his life?

Darby Translation

For what does a man profit, if he should gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

For what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world but parts with his life? What can a man give to buy back his life?

John Wesley New Testament

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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?

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

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?

Lexham Expanded Bible

For what will a person be benefited if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what will a person give in exchange for his life?

Modern King James verseion

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?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

What shall it profit a man, though he should win all the whole world, if he lose his own soul? Or else, what shall a man give to redeem his soul again withal?

Moffatt New Testament

What profit will it be if a man gains the whole world and forfeits his own soul? What will a man offer as an equivalent for his soul?

Montgomery New Testament

What will it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

NET Bible

For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

New Heart English Bible

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?

Noyes New Testament

For what will a man be profited, if be gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?

Sawyer New Testament

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his life? Or what will a man give as an exchange for his life?

The Emphasized Bible

For what shall a man be profited, though, the whole world, he gain, and, his life, he forfeit? Or what shall a man give, in exchange for his life?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For what would a man be advantaged, though he could gain the whole world, if he should suffer the loss of his soul? or what will a man give as the ransom for his soul?

Twentieth Century New Testament

What good will it do a man to gain the whole world, if he forfeits his life? or what will a man give that is of equal value with his life?

Webster

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?

Weymouth New Testament

Why, what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give to buy back his life?

Williams New Testament

For what benefit will it be to a man, if he gains the whole world and loses his higher life? What price would a man pay to buy back his life?

World English Bible

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?

Worrell New Testament

for what will a man be profited, if he gain the whole world, and suffer damage as to his soul? or what will a man give as an exchange for his soul?

Worsley New Testament

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

Youngs Literal Translation

for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

τίς 
Tis 
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344
Usage: 344

is
ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

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

ὠφελέω 
Opheleo 
Usage: 8

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
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ζημιόω 
Zemioo 
Usage: 3


Usage: 0

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

ἀντάλλαγμα 
Antallagma 
Usage: 0

for
ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

his

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about Matthew 16:26

Images Matthew 16:26

Prayers for Matthew 16:26

Context Readings

Taking Up One's Cross To Follow Jesus

25 For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting]. 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]? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory (majesty, splendor) of His Father with His angels, and then He will render account and reward every man in accordance with what he has done.


Cross References

Psalm 49:7-8

None of them can by any means redeem [either himself or] his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him -- "

Job 27:8

For what is the hope of the godless and polluted, even though he has gained [in this world], when God cuts him off and takes away his life?

Luke 12:20

But God said to him, You fool! This very night they [the messengers of God] will demand your soul of you; and all the things that you have prepared, whose will they be?

Job 2:4

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

Matthew 4:8-9

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 5:29

If your right eye serves as a trap to ensnare you or is an occasion for you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away. It is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be cast into hell (Gehenna).

Mark 8:36-37

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life [ in the eternal 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 16:25

But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime fully received [what is due you in] comforts and delights, and Lazarus in like manner the discomforts and distresses; but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.

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