Bible: Mark 9:38-50

On Jesus’ Side

9:38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he was not following us.” 9:39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, because no one who does a miracle in my name will be able soon afterward to say anything bad about me. 9:40 For whoever is not against us is for us. 9:41 For I tell you the truth, 1  whoever gives you a cup of water because 2  you bear Christ’s 3  name will never lose his reward.

9:42If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone 4  tied around his neck and to be thrown into the sea. 9:43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better for you to enter into life crippled than to have 5  two hands and go into hell, 6  to the unquenchable fire. 9:44 [[EMPTY]] 7  9:45 If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better to enter life lame than to have 8  two feet and be thrown into hell. 9:46 [[EMPTY]] 9  9:47 If your eye causes you to sin, tear it out! 10  It is better to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than to have 11  two eyes and be thrown into hell, 9:48 where their worm never dies and the fire is never quenched. 9:49 Everyone will be salted with fire. 12  9:50 Salt 13  is good, but if it loses its saltiness, 14  how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

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