It Is More Profitable To Gain Your Soul
Suddenly, a band of Ishmaelites – the sons Abraham by the bond woman – was passing with goods to trade in Egypt.
Joseph’s brothers decided that it was more profitable to sell their younger brother into slavery than to let him starve to death in a pit.
He was sold for twenty shekels of silver. How much was Jesus betrayed?
Thirty pieces of silver.
What does it profit a man when he gains the world and loses his own soul? (Mark 8:36)
So Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is there if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? Come and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh.” And his brothers listened. Then Midianite traders passed by; so the brothers pulled Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. And they took Joseph to Egypt. (Genesis 37:26-28)