Jesus Again Foretells His Death
30 From there they went out and began to go through Galilee , and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, " The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men , and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed , He will rise three days later ." 32 But they did not understand this statement , and they were afraid to ask Him.
Who Is the Greatest?
33 They came to Capernaum ; and when He was in the house , He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way ?" 34 But they kept silent , for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest . 35 Sitting down , He called the twelve and said to them, " If anyone wants to be first , he shall be last of all and servant of all ." 36 Taking a child , He set him before e them, and taking him in His arms , He said to them, 37 " Whoever e receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever e receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."
He That Is Not against Us Is for Us
38 John said to Him, "Teacher , we saw someone casting out demons in Your name , and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us." 39 But Jesus said , "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name , and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 " For he who is not against us is for us.
41 "For whoever e gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ , truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward .
Temptations to Sin
42 " Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble , it would be better e for him if , with a heavy millstone hung around his neck , he had been cast into the sea . 43 " If your hand causes you to stumble , cut it off ; it is better for you to enter life crippled , than , having your two hands , to go into hell , into the unquenchable fire , 44 [where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE , AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED .] 45 "If your foot causes you to stumble , cut it off ; it is better for you to enter life lame , than , having your two feet , to be cast into hell , 46 [where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE , AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED .] 47 " If your eye causes you to stumble , throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye , than , having two eyes , to be cast into hell , 48 where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE , AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED . 49 "For everyone will be salted with fire . 50 "Salt is good ; but if the salt becomes unsalty , with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves , and be at peace with one another ."