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And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?
King James Bible
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
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For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
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For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
Young's Literal Translation
for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
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We shall divide our text, and consider, in the first place, the gain a man would get if he gained the whole world; in the second place, the fearful loss if a man should lose his soul; and then, afterwards, we will try to finish up by some practical lesson. 1. In the first place, WHAT IS A MAN PROFITED IF HE SHOULD GAIN THE WHOLE WORD? Many Christian people, who do not exactly talk common sense, sum this all up by saying, that to gain the whole world is to gain nothing at all. Perhaps they are right, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
The Measure of Sin.
The Cause of Spiritual Stupidity.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.
Is anything worth more than your soul?
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