Daily Gospel Reading – Mark 9:41-50

41 For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.

Temptations to Sintemptation-becomes-sin

42 “If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me,[a] it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell,[b] to the unquenchable fire.[c] 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell.[d][e] 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell,[f] 48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.

49 “For everyone will be salted with fire.[g] 50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it?[h] Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Footnotes:
Mark 9:42 Other ancient authorities lack in me
Mark 9:43 Gk Gehenna
Mark 9:43 Verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48) are lacking in the best ancient authorities
Mark 9:45 Gk Gehenna
Mark 9:45 Verses 44 and 46 (which are identical with verse 48) are lacking in the best ancient authorities
Mark 9:47 Gk Gehenna
Mark 9:49 Other ancient authorities either add or substitute and every sacrifice will be salted with salt
Mark 9:50 Or how can you restore its saltiness?
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
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