Mark - 8:37

37 For what will a man give in exchange for his life?

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Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
For what could a man give to buy back his life?
For what could a person give that is of equal value with their life?

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Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? To deliver it out of its miserable state and condition; all the riches of the world, and the whole world itself, are not an equivalent to it, or a sufficient ransom for it; riches will not profit in the day of wrath, or deliver a soul from damnation, and ruin: wherefore, if he had the whole world, he could not redeem his soul with it; and he has nothing else to give for it, and therefore it is past all recovery: See Gill on Matthew 16:26.

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