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

  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:36 FOR WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL --8:37-- OR WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL --8:38-- WHOSOEVER THEREFORE SHALL BE ASHAMED OF ME AND OF MY WORDS IN THIS ADULTEROUS AND SINFUL GENERATION OF HIM ALSO SHALL THE SON OF MAN BE ASHAMED WHEN HE COMETH IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH THE HOLY ANGELS
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:32 AND HE SPAKE THAT SAYING OPENLY AND PETER BEGAN TO REBUKE HIM***8:33 BUT WHEN HE HAD TURNED ABOUT AND LOOKED UPON HIS DISCIPLES HE REBUKED PETER SAYING GET THEE BEHIND ME satan FOR THOU SAVOREST NOT THE THINGS THAT BE OF GOD -----BUT THE THINGS THAT BE OF MEN-----
  • Steve morrow
    mark 8:36 for what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul
    john 5:34 but I receive not testimony from man but these things that I say that you might be saved acts 27:25 wherefore sirs be of good cheer for I believe that it shall be even as it was told me mark8:35for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for---my sake.....
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED 1 PETER 1:25 BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER AND THIS IS THE WORD WHICH BY THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED UNTO YOU
  • Steve morrow
    MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTIMONY FROM MAN BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED 1 PETER 1:25 BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER AND THIS IS THE WORD WHICH BY THE GOSPEL IS PREACHED UNTO YOU
  • A disciple
    "And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town." Amos 5:13 "Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time." Some suppose that Jesus did all His miracles for a show, and for advertising His power; ignoring the facts about the people whose hearts were hostile toward Him, that they weren't worthy to hear any more.