What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul in the process?
What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you?
What profit has a man if he gets all the world with the loss of his life?
For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?
"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
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1 tn Grk “a man,” but ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used in a generic sense here to refer to both men and women.
2 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “yet” to indicate the contrast present in this context.