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42 “As for whoever causes these little ones who believe in me to trip and fall into sin, it would be better for them to have a huge stone hung around their necks and to be thrown into the lake. 43 If your hand causes you to fall into sin, chop it off. It’s better for you to enter into life crippled than to go away with two hands into the fire of hell, which can’t be put out.[a]

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  1. Mark 9:43 9:44 is omitted in most critical editions of the Gk New Testament where worms don’t die and the fire never goes out.

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