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?”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of Matthew 16:26

“For what is a man profited, if hee shal gaine the whole world, and lose his owne soule? Or what shall a man giue in exchange for his soule?”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of Matthew chapter 16

“"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?”
American Standard Version (1901)

“For what profit has a man, if he gets all the world with the loss of his life? or what will a man give in exchange for his life?”
Basic English Bible

“For what does a man profit, if he should gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
Darby Bible

“For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul? ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“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? ”
Webster's Bible

“Why, what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give to buy back his life?”
Weymouth Bible

“For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?”
World English Bible

“For what profitith it to a man, if he wynne al the world, and suffre peiryng of his soule? or what chaunging schal a man yyue for his soule?”
Wycliffe Bible

“for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?”
Youngs Literal Bible


Francesco's comment on 2021-05-18 07:00:21:

Wow this is really important. May we gain our souls O Lord. Ask and it shall be given. I ask that I keep my soul. Even if I have to lose my life.


mat's comment on 2015-07-16 20:01:47:

Who so ever belive jesus is Son of God came in this world and died for your sin a substitutinory Death You Will Be Saved By faith Christ did all the doing.


Zanele Ndlovu's comment on 2015-05-19 09:32:41:

This verse makes me to re-think everything because nothing on earth is permanent all is passing all is vanity.


Idara christopher's comment on 2015-04-27 01:01:56:

We were not born with anything, and we will not go home with anything, so all what we acquire here on earth is nothing, don't be ashamed of God, cause God will not be ashamed of you.


loungpai's comment on 2015-04-25 00:52:54:

it is a verse that make my life revived and thank God for the wonderful gift of His only begotten son to save my soul from the foolishness of the worldly things.


Amandah Bitkon's comment on 2015-03-19 03:50:39:

Its very obvious that a true christian has nothing in common to do with the worldly people or materials because we are strangers on earth waiting and hoping for a new heaven and city which is to come. We are always expecting to be pure


Leila's comment on 2015-02-04 18:35:30:

It was my grandfathers favorite verse in the Bible and as I read it I now see the importance as I have gotten older. It is a verse to really ponder on and take heed! It is so true


kanisuru's comment on 2015-01-28 08:33:39:

I believe the decision to follow our lord Jesus christ is the best there is, cos we are assured of multiple of what we left behind


Calvin's comment on 2015-01-09 12:19:49:

A person must not sin simply because he she loves anything in this world. You must think about your soul because the time is coming for everyone to say goodbye to this world. Jesus Christ is true, everyone must look forward where we are going because the world is just an obstacle. Not everyone who says to Jesus Christ "Lord " will get in the kingdom of heaven -because many are Christians but they love the world and everything in it, they ignore the word of God and break his laws to satisfy their wills. AMEN.


Bele's comment on 2014-10-06 07:15:18:

so clear and straight forward. for me to leave is christ to die is gain.


sylvia from the philippines's comment on 2014-08-21 21:02:43:

Our elder once shared to me about this verse in Matthew 16. wht stuck in my mind is the story of one of the riches and famous man on earth. he succumb to a lingering illness his money was not able to help cure him. on his dying bed, he requested his family to lay him on a special coffin with holes on both upper sides where both his arms could be extended out. He wished that all his famous and rich friends be invited on his wake and them be showed how he died, and them to look and remeber his outstrectched arms and open hands, expressing and warning them this lesson "WHEN WE ALL DIE, WE WILL ALL BE EMPTY HANDED, NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE WORK HARD TO GAIN THE WORLD " so now, let us ask our very own self, what are we busy about? is it simply for our gain or we are busy not just for our gain but for others as well. remember, God says, you save your soul by saving others FIRST... "GOD LOVES US SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE "


Olabode's comment on 2014-05-27 09:36:52:

Bible made it cleaned that,we should love not the world neither things in the world because things in the world are temporal that is, things that can perish at any point in time. Jesus Christ came to this world to demonstrate that, we should invest in heaven rather than earth. We should not be carried away with the excitement of this world so that everyone of us will claim the mansion he has prepared.Our souls is precious to him.


MockingBird's comment on 2014-05-27 07:19:10:

I was once out in the world and I gave it all I could. I had a thing about dancing and sex. I got used up. I am so glad God called me into His Kingdom He loved me so that He forgave me and took me in. Since I have been with my Lord Jesus I have been loved corrected chastised rebuked And Blessed beyond measure. I have and am still learning to lean on Jesus and to Trust Him more and More. He loves me so much and because He does I love Him more and more. He is such a wonderful Lord and Saviour. Praise God !!!!


Toni's comment on 2014-05-27 04:15:41:

Our soul is priceless. There is no amount of money, land or wordly possessions or status, that can ever measure up to or equal our soul. It is the MOST valuable part of our lives. Also, there is nothing we can give God to get us into heaven. There is no buying back our souls. There is no purgatory. If we leave out Jesus on this side and fail to be baptized with the Holdy Ghost and the fire, we will not get into heaven, and will be on our way to hell for eternity, where there is no end. Give up the world like Jesus did and follow Him.


Diamond Brown's comment on 2014-03-10 15:48:10:

It really tells us not to worry if we are not rich but be happy of what we got in our hands to survive As long as we accept Jesus in our life and have happiness in our family then that is it rather than being rich and end up in hell


BRO MARIO's comment on 2013-12-30 05:55:39:



Richard a Agee's comment on 2013-12-03 15:13:36:

The most precious thing god has blessed us with is our soul! People allow themselves to get caught Up in material gain! U will never ever see a uhaul follow a hurst! Can't take it with u! I hope and Pray to see heaven! And the road that is paved with gold! Hallalujah!


Catherine Kafumukache's comment on 2013-10-20 23:55:23:

As Christians, our mission is to walk with Christ to stay in the Salvation Realm. Material things are vanity. A saved soul lives forever.


Suba's comment on 2013-08-16 01:21:46:

A man can gain what ever he wants in this world but in the end he lost the eternal life if he fail to follow all GOD's commanments


Anonymous's comment on 2012-11-29 07:41:35:

Why did the corporate or group take out the name of God?


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