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Mark 9:31-41 (New American Standard)

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31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "1The 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 rise three days later." 32 But 2they bdid not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him. 33 3They came to Capernaum; and when He cwas in 4the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way?" 34 But they kept silent, for on the way 5they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "6If anyone wants to be first, dhe shall be last of all and servant of all." 36 Taking a child, He set him ebefore them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 "7Whoever receives fone child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."

Dire Warnings

38 8John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and 9we 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 "10For he who is not against us is gfor us. 41 "For 11whoever gives you a cup of water to drink hbecause of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
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