Matthew 16:26
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New International Version
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?

New Living Translation
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

English Standard Version
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Berean Study Bible
What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

Berean Literal Bible
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul? Or what will a man give as an exchange for his soul?

New American Standard Bible
"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?

King James 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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?

International Standard Version
because what profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

NET Bible
For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For what does a person benefit if he gains the whole world and lacks his soul? Or what will a person give to regain his soul?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What good will it do for people to win the whole world and lose their lives? Or what will a person give in exchange for life?

New American Standard 1977
“For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Jubilee Bible 2000
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 2000 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?

American King James Version
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?

American Standard Version
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?

Douay-Rheims 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?

Darby Bible Translation
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?

English Revised Version
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?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Weymouth New Testament
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?

World English 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?

Young's Literal Translation
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?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:24-28 A true disciple of Christ is one that does follow him in duty, and shall follow him to glory. He is one that walks in the same way Christ walked in, is led by his Spirit, and treads in his steps, whithersoever he goes. Let him deny himself. If self-denial be a hard lesson, it is no more than what our Master learned and practised, to redeem us, and to teach us. Let him take up his cross. The cross is here put for every trouble that befalls us. We are apt to think we could bear another's cross better than our own; but that is best which is appointed us, and we ought to make the best of it. We must not by our rashness and folly pull crosses down upon our own heads, but must take them up when they are in our way. If any man will have the name and credit of a disciple, let him follow Christ in the work and duty of a disciple. If all worldly things are worthless when compared with the life of the body, how forcible the same argument with respect to the soul and its state of never-ending happiness or misery! Thousands lose their souls for the most trifling gain, or the most worthless indulgence, nay, often from mere sloth and negligence. Whatever is the object for which men forsake Christ, that is the price at which Satan buys their souls. Yet one soul is worth more than all the world. This is Christ's judgment upon the matter; he knew the price of souls, for he redeemed them; nor would he underrate the world, for he made it. The dying transgressor cannot purchase one hour's respite to seek mercy for his perishing soul. Let us then learn rightly to value our souls, and Christ as the only Saviour of them.
Study Bible
Take Up Your Cross
25For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man will come in His Father’s glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:8
For the redemption of his soul is costly, And he should cease trying forever--

Matthew 4:8
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

Matthew 16:25
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Matthew 16:27
For the Son of Man will come in His Father's glory with His angels, and then He will repay each one according to what he has done.

Luke 9:25
What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits his very self?
Treasury of Scripture

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?

what is.

Matthew 5:29 And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you…

Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yes, all that …

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

Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose …

gain.

Matthew 4:8,9 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and …

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when …

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received …

or.

Psalm 49:7,8 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God …

Mark 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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