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Mark 8:36 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and be made to forfeit his life?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gaine the whole world, and lose his owne soule?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For what is a man profited, if the whole world he gain, and his soul be lost?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For, what will a man be profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose his life?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
what 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
shall it profit 5623
{5623} Prime
ὠφελέω
opheleo
{o-fel-eh'-o}
From the same as G5622; to be useful, that is, to benefit.
z5692
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
a man, 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
he shall gain 2770
{2770} Prime
κερδαίνω
kerdaino
{ker-dah'-ee-no}
From G2771; to gain (literally or figuratively).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
whole 3650
{3650} Prime
ὅλος
holos
{hol'-os}
A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', that is, complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb.
world, 2889
{2889} Prime
κόσμος
kosmos
{kos'-mos}
Probably from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, that is, decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally]).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
lose 2210
{2210} Prime
ζημιόω
zemioo
{dzay-mee-o'-o}
From G2209; to injure, that is, (reflexively or passively) to experience detriment.
z5686
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
his own y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
soul? 5590
{5590} Prime
ψυχή
psuche
{psoo-khay'}
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Mark 8:27-38.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 8:27-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 8:36

(11) For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

(11) They are the most foolish of all men who purchase the pleasures of this life with the loss of everlasting bliss.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
what:

Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
Psalms 49:17 For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
Psalms 73:18-20 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. ... As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; ... Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
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?
Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
Luke 12:19-20 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. ... But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luke 16:19-23 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: ... And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Philippians 3:7-9 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. ... And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Revelation 18:7-8 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. ... Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her.

profit:

Job 22:2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
Malachi 3:14 Ye have said, It [is] vain to serve God: and what profit [is it] that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.
Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; ... Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
James 1:9-11 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: ... For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
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Jb 2:4; 22:2. Ps 49:17; 73:18. Mal 3:14. Mt 4:8; 16:26. Lk 9:25; 12:19; 16:19. Ro 6:21. Php 3:7. He 11:24. Jm 1:9. Rv 18:7.

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