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

  • Lilian
    Jesus has full of Compassion when he saw the crowd. What a loving Father to his children he will make sure that we are provided by bread and fishes to eat. In life a bread is his words that when we are filled by his words and obey them we have life in abundance. Jesus the only Jehovah Jireh the Provider, the Healer and Peace . Thank you Jesus for the blood you shed for us there's no one like you
  • JOERIZA
    yea, this is true we should be prepare to our souls
  • Lilian
    Jesus has appointed time to heal us and bless us. It doesnt matter if two times he heal the two eyes of a man there is a purpose. He want the man to go out to the town and spread the good news that he was healed by Jesus. Jesus wants us to receive his words for his words has life. When we chose to follow Jesus we must also obey his words we must do what he says just what he says to the blind man
  • 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