Mark 9:41-50

41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

Causing to Stumble

42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they 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 with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.[a]
45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.[b]
47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
48 where “ ‘the worms that eat them do not die, and the fire is not quenched.’[c]
49 Everyone will be salted with fire.
50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

Mark 9:41 in Other Translations

KJV
41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
ESV
41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.
NLT
41 If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.
MSG
41 Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.
CSB
41 And whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of My name, since you belong to the Messiah-I assure you: He will never lose his reward.

Mark 9:41-50 In-Context

39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,
40 for whoever is not against us is for us.
41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.
42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they 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 with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.
45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.
47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,
48 where “ ‘the worms that eat them do not die,and the fire is not quenched.’
49 Everyone will be salted with fire.
50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

Cross References 15

  • 1. S Matthew 10:42
  • 2. S Matthew 5:29
  • 3. Matthew 18:6; Luke 17:2
  • 4. S Matthew 5:29
  • 5. Matthew 5:30; Matthew 18:8
  • 6. S Matthew 25:41
  • 7. S Matthew 5:29
  • 8. Matthew 18:8
  • 9. S Matthew 5:29
  • 10. Matthew 5:29; Matthew 18:9
  • 11. Isaiah 66:24; S Matthew 25:41
  • 12. Leviticus 2:13
  • 13. Matthew 5:13; Luke 14:34,35
  • 14. Colossians 4:6
  • 15. Romans 12:18; 2 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:13

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
  • [b]. Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
  • [c]. Isaiah 66:24
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