Jesus Warns of Offenses(A)

42 (B)“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me [a]to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. 43 (C)If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life [b]maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to [c]hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 44 [d]where

(D)‘Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’

45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into [e]hell, [f]into the fire that shall never be quenched— 46 where

(E)‘Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’

47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into [g]hell fire— 48 where

(F)‘Their worm does not die
And the (G)fire is not quenched.’

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:42 To fall into sin
  2. Mark 9:43 crippled
  3. Mark 9:43 Gr. Gehenna
  4. Mark 9:44 NU omits v. 44.
  5. Mark 9:45 Gr. Gehenna
  6. Mark 9:45 NU omits the rest of v. 45 and all of v. 46.
  7. Mark 9:47 Gr. Gehenna