Matthew 16:26
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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?

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?

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?

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?

Matthew 16:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Gain - lose (κερδήσῃ - ζημιωθῇ)

Note that both words are in the past (aorist) tense: "if he may have gained or lost. The Lord looks back to the details of each life as the factors of the final sum of gain or loss. For lose, Rev. gives forfeit. The verb in the active voice means to cause loss or damage. Often in the classics, of fining or mulcting in a sum of money. Compare 2 Corinthians 7:9.

Soul (ψυχὴν)

Rev., life, with soul in margin. This will be specially considered in the discussion of the psychological terms in the Epistles.

In exchange (ἀντάλλαγμα)

Lit., as an exchange.

Matthew 16:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 a man has will he give for his life.

Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Luke 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

gain.

Matthew 4:8,9 Again, the devil takes him up into an exceeding high mountain, and shows him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them...

Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be...

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things...

or.

Psalm 49:7,8 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him...

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

Cross References
Psalm 49:8
for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice,

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 would 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 is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

Luke 9:25
For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

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