And if your eye causes you to stumble,(A) gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.(B)

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43 If your hand causes you to stumble,(A) cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell,(B) where the fire never goes out.(C)

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48 where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die,
    and the fire is not quenched.’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:48 Isaiah 66:24

24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham,(A) have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’(B)

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The tongue also is a fire,(A) a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body,(B) sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.(C)

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