Luke 9:25
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New International Version
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?

New Living Translation
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?

English Standard Version
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

New American Standard Bible
"For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?

King James Bible
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What is a man benefited if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits himself?

International Standard Version
What profit will a person have if he gains the whole world, but destroys himself or is lost?

NET Bible
For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For how would a man benefit to gain the whole world but destroy his soul or lose it?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What good does it do for people to win the whole world but lose their lives by destroying them?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For what is a man advantaged if he gains the whole world, having destroyed himself or having suffered the loss of himself?

King James 2000 Bible
For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or suffer loss?

American King James Version
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

American Standard Version
For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, and cast away himself?

Darby Bible Translation
For what shall a man profit if he shall have gained the whole world, and have destroyed, or come under the penalty of the loss of himself?

English Revised Version
For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self?

Webster's Bible Translation
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Weymouth New Testament
Why, what benefit is it to a man to have gained the whole world, but to have lost or forfeited his own self.

World English Bible
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?

Young's Literal Translation
for what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, and having lost or having forfeited himself?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:18-27 It is an unspeakable comfort that our Lord Jesus is God's Anointed; this signifies that he was both appointed to be the Messiah, and qualified for it. Jesus discourses concerning his own sufferings and death. And so far must his disciples be from thinking how to prevent his sufferings, that they must prepare for their own. We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. It is well or ill with us, according as it is well or ill with our souls. The body cannot be happy, if the soul be miserable in the other world; but the soul may be happy, though the body is greatly afflicted and oppressed in this world. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? Godet's comment here is pithy and quaint: "Jesus supposes, in this twenty-fifth verse, the act of saving one's own life accomplished with the most complete success... amounting to a gain of the whole world. But in this very moment, the master of this magnificent domain finds himself condemned to perish! What gain to draw in a lottery a gallery of pictures... and at the same time to become blind!" "O flesh," writes Luther (quoted by Dr. Morrison), "how mighty art thou, that thou canst still throw darkness over those things, even to the minds of the holy!"

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world,.... Or what profit will it be unto him? all the honours, riches, and enjoyments of it will be of no use and service to him if he himself is lost:

and lose himself; or his own soul; for he that loses his soul, which is his better and immortal part, loses himself:

or be cast away: finally, and eternally, or "suffer loss" of eternal happiness and glory; that is, perishes, and is destroyed with an everlasting destruction; See Gill on Matthew 16:26.



Luke 9:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Take Up Your Cross
24"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. 25"For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:26
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

Hebrews 10:34
You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.
Treasury of Scripture

For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

what.

Luke 4:5-7 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed to him …

Luke 12:19-21 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

Luke 16:24,25 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send …

Psalm 49:6-8 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude …

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and …

Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, …

Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to …

Acts 1:18,25 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling …

2 Peter 2:15-17 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following …

Revelation 18:7,8 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much …

himself. Or, as in the parallel passage, [ten psuche autou,] 'his soul,' or life.

be.

Matthew 13:48,50 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered …

1 Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that …

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