42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a large millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.43 So if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better for you to enter life injured than to have two hands and go to hell,[a]to the fire that cannot be put out.44 In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.[b]
45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.[c]46 In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.[d]
47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It’s better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell.[e]48 In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.
Mark 9:43Lit. Gehenna; a Gk. transliteration of the Heb. for Valley of Hinnom
17 Jesus[a] told his disciples, “It is inevitable that temptations to sin will come, but how terrible it will be for the person through whom they come!2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
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