(A)And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into (B)the eternal fire. (C)And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the (D)hell[a] of fire.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:9 Greek Gehenna

43 (A)And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to (B)hell,[a] to (C)the unquenchable fire.[b] 45 (D)And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into (E)hell. 47 (F)And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into (G)hell, 48 ‘where (H)their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:43 Greek Gehenna; also verse 47
  2. Mark 9:43 Some manuscripts add verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48)

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