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 of 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 original scan of Mark chapter 8

“"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 gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? ”
Douay Rheims 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


Alex's comment on 2020-09-20 13:36:47:

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Sunday Levinus Alaka's comment on 2020-08-14 16:36:11:

"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's comment on 2015-09-13 13:13:23:

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's comment on 2015-05-18 16:42:58:

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's comment on 2015-03-24 22:34:58:

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's comment on 2015-01-27 07:47:55:

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's comment on 2015-01-27 04:23:13:

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


STEVE's comment on 2014-02-28 07:12:37:

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's comment on 2014-02-24 07:18:32:

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


Maduka Agbodike's comment on 2014-02-04 18:06:18:

The verse is warning to those willing to do all sorts of evil to satisfy their carnal needs while here on earth, with no thought as to the fact we all have only a limited number of years here on earth, and limitless number of years after death, where everyone would give account of their deeds while here on earth.


HGalloway's comment on 2013-12-05 19:54:26:

Where did we get the bible? The Catholic Church. The Catholic Church held a council in which they decided which books would be a part of the canon, meaning, which books are inspired. Either the Catholic Church's decision was infallible and all the books are inspired, or the Catholic Church's decision was not infallible and therefore the other books can not be trusted as being inspired. There is no pick and choose.


Todd's comment on 2013-04-03 15:45:43:

No Earthly gain is worth the value of your Immortal Soul. Love one another and search for the Truth in All Things. Thanks be to God!


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