'Profit' in the Bible
And Judah said to his brethren, What profit is it that we kill our brother and secrete his blood?
and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
And Haman said to king Ahasuerus, There is a people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from those of every people, and they keep not the king's laws; and it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.
Yea, whereto should the strength of their hands profit me, men in whom vigour hath perished?
For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?
What profit is there in my blood, in my going down to the pit? shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.
In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to want.
What profit hath man of all his labour wherewith he laboureth under the sun?
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that it had cost me to do them; and behold, all was vanity and pursuit of the wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
What profit hath he that worketh from that wherein he laboureth?
When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what profit is there to the owner thereof, except the beholding of them with his eyes?
And this also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came so doth he go away, and what profit hath he, in having laboured for the wind?
They were all ashamed of a people that did not profit them, nor were a help or profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.
They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Stand now with thine enchantments and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to turn them to profit, if so be thou mayest cause terror.
Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee for thy profit, who leadeth thee in the way that thou shouldest go.
I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; and they shall not profit thee.
The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handled the law knew me not; and the shepherds transgressed against me; and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
Hath a nation changed its gods? and they are no gods; but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
Behold, ye confide in words of falsehood that cannot profit.
They have sown wheat, and they reap thorns; they have put themselves to pain, and do not profit. Be ye therefore ashamed of your revenues, because of the fierce anger of Jehovah.
Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood and vanity; and in these things there is no profit.
Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith Jehovah, and that tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies and by their boasting; and I have not sent them, nor commanded them; and they profit not this people at all, saith Jehovah.
Ye say, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we keep his charge, and that we walk mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?
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?
But ye say, If a man say to his father or his mother, It is corban (that is, gift), whatsoever thou mightest have profit from me by ...
For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
For what shall a man profit if he shall have gained the whole world, and have destroyed, or come under the penalty of the loss of himself?
The Pharisees therefore said to one another, Ye see that ye profit nothing: behold, the world is gone after him.
And it came to pass as we were going to prayer that a certain female slave, having a spirit of Python, met us, who brought much profit to her masters by prophesying.
What then is the superiority of the Jew? or what the profit of circumcision?
All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
But I say this for your own profit; not that I may set a snare before you, but for what is seemly, and waiting on the Lord without distraction.
Even as I also please all in all things; not seeking my own profit, but that of the many, that they may be saved.
But to each the manifestation of the Spirit is given for profit.
And if I shall dole out all my goods in food, and if I deliver up my body that I may be burned, but have not love, I profit nothing.
And now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, unless I shall speak to you either in revelation, or in knowledge, or in prophecy, or in teaching?
If, to speak after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if those that are dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.
Well, it is not of profit to me to boast, for I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Behold, I, Paul, say to you, that if ye are circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
Ye are deprived of all profit from the Christ as separated from him, as many as are justified by law; ye have fallen from grace.
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren; but let them the rather serve them with subjection, because they are faithful and beloved, who profit by the good and ready service rendered. These things teach and exhort.
Yea, brother, I would have profit of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in Christ.
For indeed we have had glad tidings presented to us, even as they also; but the word of the report did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard.
For they indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of his holiness.
What is the profit, my brethren, if any one say he have faith, but have not works? can faith save him?
and one from amongst you say to them, Go in peace, be warmed and filled; but give not to them the needful things for the body, what is the profit?