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 Mark 8:36

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 for Mark 8:36

Wesley's Notes for Mark 8:36

8:34 And when he called the people - To hear a truth of the last importance, and one that equally concerned them all. Let him deny himself - His own will, in all things small and great, however pleasing, and that continually: And take up his cross - Embrace the will of God, however painful, daily, hourly, continually. Thus only can he follow me in holiness to glory.

8:35 #Mt 16:25|; Lu 9:24; Lu 17:33; John 12:25.

8:38 Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words - That is, avowing whatever I have said (particularly of self denial and the daily cross) both by word and action. #Mt 10:32|; Lu 9:26; Lu 12:8.

Discussion for Mark 8:36

  • Alex on Mark 8:36
    Alex comments to Earl Bowman. Thanks Bro. Earl GBU love all your comments.
  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on Mark 8:36
    "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" We chase after so many different things. Only one thing is needful. Having a fist full of dollars, a great estate, and lots of prestige doesn't mean a whole lot if you've gone to your ultimate address without the Lord. Even worse is to find that in the middle of your busy-ness, you awake to find yourself in the barren land where Christ does not dwell and life is not found. Let's not lose our life, our soul, our meaning, chasing after what is not lasting. My Prayer. Father, help me to keep my priorities right, my life holy, and my heart open to your will rather than being blinded with my own self-seeking. In Jesus' precious name I pray. Amen.
  • Elisha asabir ampah on Mark 8:36
    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 on Mark 8:36
    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.
  • Daniel on Mark 8:36
    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 on Mark 8:36
    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 on Mark 8:36
    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
  • Peter Enya on Mark 8:36
    What is important is eternity. All the struggles, Hustles and Bustles of this life will fade away. Seek you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and every other thing will be added to you. Beware!, the Bible warns, soon and very soon, time shall be no more when the trumpet shall sound. Work towards eternity.
  • STEVE on Mark 8:36
    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
  • John on Mark 8:36
    A very wise idea However man needs material comforts in order to cherish his soul if one neglects his health and comforts in his search for heavenly life he will not be able to live his life peacefully Jesus worked to make the world the heaven Not to live in an unrealistic dream of life in heaven


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