Mark 8:36

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gaine the whole world, and lose his owne soule?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What profit has a man if he gets all the world with the loss of his life?
- Basic English Bible

For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
- Darby Bible

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul:
- Webster's Bible

Why, what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
- Weymouth Bible

For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
- World English Bible

For what profitith it to a man, if he wynne al the world, and do peiryng to his soule?
- Wycliffe Bible

for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 8

  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Compassion for people in need is a lesson here in Mark 8.
    V. 36 "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul?"
  • Pastor Sylvia
    Here, the Lord shows us that selfishness is not the way of His Kingdom. To re rely and depend on Him is the only way to everlasting peace and life.
  • Chinweike Iloegbunam
    What understood on the mark 8 is that when you want go for the gospel of christ, you go for it without looking back, because that you think you that if you go after christ it will spoil, but the word God is saying that you should forsake every other things and follow him because that thing you thing you loose because of following christ, you will gain it back hundred fold, therefore seek 4 Christ
  • Corrie M White
    Mark 8 : Tell us that Jesus had compassion for people when He said, to His disciples that the followers had been with them for a long time, and they needed something to eat. And also Jesus was preparing His disciples of what He to endure, but not for anything He's done but the sins of the world. Peter didn't want to believe what He was speaking, so he wanted to rebuke Jesus.
  • Elisha asabir ampah for verse 36
    To set our mind on things above and not on wordly thing because any person who loves the world nor thing in it, the love of the father is not in him.and all wordly things wil pass away
  • DENNIS NKRUMAH
    questions to ask. 1 why Jesus took the man out of the town 2 why Jesus touch the man twice before getting healed. lets think about it.