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Mark 9:42-50Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Temptations to Sin

42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,[a] it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin,[b] cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell,[c] to the unquenchable fire.[d] 45 And if your foot causes you to sin,[e] cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.[f][g] 47 And if your eye causes you to sin,[h] pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,[i] 48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. 49 For every one will be salted with fire.[j] 50 Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Footnotes:

  1. Mark 9:42 Greek stumble
  2. Mark 9:43 Greek stumble
  3. Mark 9:43 Greek Gehenna
  4. Mark 9:43 Verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48) are omitted by the best ancient authorities
  5. Mark 9:45 Greek stumble
  6. Mark 9:45 Greek Gehenna
  7. Mark 9:45 Verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48) are omitted by the best ancient authorities
  8. Mark 9:47 Greek stumble
  9. Mark 9:47 Greek Gehenna
  10. Mark 9:49 Other ancient authorities add and every sacrifice will be salted with salt
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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