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Luke 9:25

    Luke 9:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For what profit will a man have if he gets all the world, but undergoes loss or destruction himself?

    Webster's Revision

    For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit 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?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Luke 9:25

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 9:25

    Lose himself - That is, his life or soul. See the parallel places, Matthew 16:25 (note); Mark 8:35 (note), and especially the note on the former.

    Or be cast away? - Or receive spiritual damage η ζημιωθεις. I have added the word spiritual here, which I conceive to be necessarily implied. Because, if a man received only temporal damage in some respect or other, yet gaining the whole world must amply compensate him. But if he should receive spiritual damage - hurt to his soul in the smallest degree, the possession of the universe could not indemnify him. Earthly goods may repair earthly losses, but they cannot repair any breach that may be made in the peace or holiness of the soul. See on Matthew 16:26 (note).