301From there they went out and began to gothroughGalilee, and He did not wantanyone to know about it.
For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "2The Son of Man is to be adelivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will risethreedayslater."32
But 3they bdid not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
334They came to Capernaum ; and when He cwas in 5the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way ?"34
But they keptsilent, for on the way6they had discussed with oneanotherwhich of them was the greatest.
35Sittingdown, He called the twelve and said to them, "7Ifanyonewants to be first, dhe shall be last of all and servant of all."36Taking a child, He set him ebefore them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,
37"8Whoeverreceivesfonechildlikethis in My namereceives Me; and whoeverreceives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."
389Johnsaid to Him, "Teacher, we sawsomeonecasting out demons in Your name, and 10we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."
But Jesussaid, "Do not hinder him, for there is noonewho will perform a miracle in My name, and be ablesoonafterward to speakevil of Me.40"11For he who is not against us is gfor us.41"For 12whoevergives you a cup of water to drinkhbecause of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.42"13Whoevercausesone of theseilittleones who believe to stumble, it jwould be better for him if, with a heavymillstonehungaround his neck, he khad been cast into the sea.43"14If your handcauses you to stumble, cut it off ; it is better for you to enterlifecrippled, than, having your twohands, to go into l15hell, into the 16unquenchablefire,44
[mwhere THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]
45"If your footcauses you to stumble, cut it off ; it is better for you to enterlifelame, than, having your twofeet, to be cast into n17hell,46
[owhere THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]
47"18If your eyecauses you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with oneeye, than, havingtwoeyes, to be cast into p19hell,4820where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND 21THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.49"For everyone will be salted with fire.50"Salt is good ; but 22if the saltbecomesunsalty, with what will you qmake it salty again? 23Havesalt in yourselves, and 24be at peace with oneanother."