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

  • Ren
    @ Allotey Study your Bible faith comes from hearing
  • A servant
    Harden not your heart but believe in Him who has power over you, who can save and who can tthrust into hell. Yea, fear him for the devil rules on earth. God is in control and Jesus is not on walking amongst us on earth. He was hear to establish the Truth about life and death. Now it is up to us. Our faith is up to us, what we say, what we do, who we are is up to us! God has establised TRUTH
  • A disciple
    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (cont.) Keeping in the context of the Lord's teaching here; what is profitable for us is to save our souls through God's mercy and grace, and not have false beliefs concerning this life's worth. This world IS NOT God's final and very good plan for us for eternity; and its real condition is seen by the cross.
  • Allotey Emmanuel
    How can someone build his her faith in christ
  • Steve morrow
    REVELATION 22:18 FOR I TESTIFY UNTO EVERYMAN THAT HEARETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK --22:19-- AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK MATTHEW 16:26 FOR WHAT IS A MAN PROFITED IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL OR WHAT SHALL A MAN GIVE IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS SOUL --16:27--FOR THE SON OF MAN SHALL COME IN THE GLORY OF HIS FATHER WITH HIS ANGELS --- AND THEN HE SHALL REWARD EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS WORKS MARK 7:7 HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN COLOSSIANS 2:22 WHICH ALL ARE TO PERISH WITH THE USING AFTER THE COMMANDMENTS AND DOCTRINES OF MAN MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT JOHN 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS 1 CORINTHIANS 14:37 IF ANY MAN THINK HIMSELF TO BE A PROPHET OR SPIRITUAL LET HIM ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE THINGS THAT I WRITE UNTO YOU ARE THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD 1 CORINTHIANS 16:22 IF ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA
  • A disciple
    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Even while reading the part where Jesus said this, the tendency of many of us is to isolate this sentence and let it just mean "generally" as if our biggest worry should be wanting to be a billionaire!