Parallel Verses

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?

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?

Amplified

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world [wealth, fame, success], but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

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?

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?

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 whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 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? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds.


Cross References

Psalm 49:7-8

None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him;

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?

Job 2:4

And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

Matthew 4:8-9

Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

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.

Mark 8:36-37

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?

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.

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