42 (A)Whoever causes one of these [a]little ones who believe in Me to [b]sin, it is better for him if a heavy millstone is hung around his neck and he [c]is thrown into the sea. 43 And (B)if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed, than, having your two hands, to go into [d](C)hell, into the (D)unquenchable fire.[e] 45 And if your foot is causing you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life without a foot, than, having your two feet, to be thrown into [f](E)hell.[g] 47 And (F)if your eye is causing you to sin, throw it away; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be thrown into [h](G)hell, 48 (H)where their worm does not die, and (I)the fire is not extinguished. 49 For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but (J)if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you [i]make it salty again? (K)Have salt in yourselves, and (L)be at peace with one another.”

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 9:42 Or lowly
  2. Mark 9:42 Or stumble
  3. Mark 9:42 Lit has been thrown (intensified)
  4. Mark 9:43 Gr Gehenna
  5. Mark 9:43 Late mss repeat v 48 here as v 44
  6. Mark 9:45 Gr Gehenna
  7. Mark 9:45 Late mss repeat v 48 here as v 46; cf. note 2 v 43
  8. Mark 9:47 Gr Gehenna
  9. Mark 9:50 Lit season it