Mark 9:30-50 New American Standard Bible

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 ."

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