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 8:36

  • 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
  • Osaro_mary for verse 36
    We should remember the bible says though we are in the world but we are not of the world. And we should remember God 's word told us to lay our balms in where thieves can not break in and steal.
  • Amen. The benefit of life is the follow Jesus and focus on the things of God, because living on this earth is just a seasonal the kingdom of God is our place that is while we should not statisfy the spirit of Lust in our body but will should concentrate the thing that we can not see I.e things that are in heavenly place is where our eyes and mind should be thing, God bless U all
  • MockingBird for verse 36
    All that is in the world : The lust of the flesh : The lust of the eye : The pride of life : Is not of God but is of the world. No profit in gaining the world and losing your soul . Better is a little with the Lord than the treasures of this world. I believe that God allows us to have the comforts of this life only to better serve Him .
  • Jeff Thomas for verse 36
    I feel more people need to get a better understanding of what your soul is worth. God is the light let it shine. God Bless n much Love
  • Another verse that goes along with it says Godliness with contentment is great gain Psalmist said As the hart panteth after the water brook even doth my soul pant after thee Paul said that l may know HIM another verse says Where your treasure is there will your heart be also Our top priority or treasure should be to treasure the fact that we know and love GOD who is eternal to treasure His Word as one that findeth great spoil and as fine gold This material world is temporary and can not satisfy however much of it you could acquire ITS better to have a little with GOD on BOARD THAN to have a stalled ox and trouble therewith JESUS and your soul are eternal And eternal things can never be satisfied with an temporary fix thats why hollywood and athletes no matter how rich and famous can ever be truly satisfied Hence the drugs alcohol divorce early deaths Truly we should be in pursuit of GOD and not in the temporary things of this passing world thats to be made new