7"Woe to the worldbecause of its stumblingblocks! For 1it is inevitable that stumblingblockscome; but woe to that manthroughwhom the stumblingblockcomes!8"2If your handor your footcauses you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enterlifecrippledorlame, thanato havetwohandsortwofeet and be cast into the eternalfire.9"3If your eyecauses you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enterlife with oneeye, thanbto havetwoeyes and be cast into the c4fieryhell.10"See that you do not despiseone of theselittleones, for I say to you that 5their angels in heavencontinuallysee the face of My Father who is in heaven.11
["d6For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]
12"What do you think? 7Ifanymanhas a hundredsheep, and one of them has goneastray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?13"If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoicesover it morethanover the ninety-nine which have not goneastray.14"So it is not the willeof your Father who is in heaven that one of theselittleonesperish.
15"8If your brothersinsf, go and gshow him his faulthin private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.16"But if he does not listen to you, takeoneortwomore with you, so that 9BY THE MOUTH OF TWOORTHREEWITNESSESEVERYiFACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.17"If he refuses to listen to them, 10tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listeneven to the church, 11let him be to you as ja Gentile and ka taxcollector.