Luke 9:25
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?

Berean Study Bible
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose or forfeit his very self?

Berean Literal Bible
For what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, and having destroyed or having suffered the loss of himself?

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

New King James Version
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?

New American Standard Bible
For what good does it do a person if he gains the whole world, but loses or forfeits himself?

NASB 1995
“For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?

NASB 1977
“For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?

Amplified Bible
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world [wealth, fame, success], and loses or forfeits himself?

Christian Standard Bible
For what does it benefit someone if he gains the whole world, and yet loses or forfeits himself?

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself or waste your life?

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

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

Good News Translation
Will you gain anything if you win the whole world but are yourself lost or defeated? Of course not!

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

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

Literal Standard Version
for what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, and having lost or having forfeited himself?

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

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

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Take Up Your Cross
24For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose or forfeit his very self? 26If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.…

Cross References
Matthew 16:26
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?

Hebrews 10:34
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, knowing that you yourselves had a better and permanent possession.


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, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time…

Luke 12:19-21
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry…

Luke 16:24,25
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame…

himself.

be.

Matthew 13:48,50
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away…

1 Corinthians 9:27
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.









(25) And lose himself, or be cast away.--Better, destroy himself, or suffer loss. The first word expresses a more direct act, as of self-destruction, and the second (see Note on Matthew 16:16) implies the thought of the forfeiture of something precious rather than of being absolutely rejected. It presents, so to speak, a slightly softened aspect of the previous words.

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!"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

will it profit
ὠφελεῖται (ōpheleitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 5623: To help, benefit, do good, be useful (to), profit. From the same as opheleia; to be useful, i.e. To benefit.

a man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

if he gains
κερδήσας (kerdēsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2770: To gain, acquire, win (over), avoid loss. From kerdos; to gain.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

whole
ὅλον (holon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

world,
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

yet
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

loses
ἀπολέσας (apolesas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

forfeits
ζημιωθείς (zēmiōtheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2210: From zemia; to injure, i.e. to experience detriment.

his very self?
ἑαυτὸν (heauton)
Reflexive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.


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