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 8:32 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.
  • A disciple
    "How is it that ye do not understand?" To those who oppose and contradict, there IS NO SIGN GIVEN; but to us who believe and follow Jesus, "Blessed are your eyes, for they see;" and ALL THINGS THAT THE FATHER HAS GIVEN TO JESUS, HE MAKES KNOWN TO US. Why do the haters of the Lord seek a sign, when they have no heart for it? And why do those with eyes to see, so easily act as if they didn't know?