'Profit' in the Bible
Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.
Don't turn aside; for [then you would go] after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
Haman said to King Ahasuerus, "There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws are different than other people's. They don't keep the king's laws. Therefore it is not for the king's profit to allow them to remain.
What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?'
He sings before men, and says, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it didn't profit me.
That you ask, 'What advantage will it be to you? What profit shall I have, more than if I had sinned?'
Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are, and your righteousness may profit a son of man.
"What profit is there in my destruction, if I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth?
For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
What profit has he who works in that in which he labors?
Moreover the profit of the earth is for all. The king profits from the field.
This also is a grievous evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go. And what profit does he have who labors for the wind?
For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?
If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer's tongue.
They shall all be ashamed because of a people that can't profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach."
Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed.
"Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; if so be you shall be able to profit, if so be you may prevail.
Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go.
I will declare your righteousness; and as for your works, they shall not profit you.
The priests didn't say, 'Where is Yahweh?' and those who handle the law didn't know me. The rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
Has a nation changed [its] gods, which really are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Behold, you trust in lying words, that can't profit.
They have sown wheat, and have reaped thorns; they have put themselves to pain, and profit nothing: and you shall be ashamed of your fruits, because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, [even] vanity and things in which there is no profit.
Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says Yahweh, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting: yet I didn't send them, nor commanded them; neither do they profit this people at all, says Yahweh.
You have said, 'It is vain to serve God;' and 'What profit is it that we have followed his instructions, and that we have walked mournfully before Yahweh of Armies?
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?
But you say, 'If a man tells his father or his mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban, that is to say, given to God;"'
For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?
Then what advantage does the Jew have? Or what is the profit of circumcision?
This I say for your own profit; not that I may ensnare you, but for that which is appropriate, and that you may attend to the Lord without distraction.
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all.
But now, brothers, if I come to you speaking with other languages, what would I profit you, unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?
If I fought with animals at Ephesus for human purposes, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then "let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."
Behold, I, Paul, tell you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don't argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard didn't profit them, because it wasn't mixed with faith by those who heard.
For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."