8If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire.
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
So if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand or one foot than to be thrown into eternal fire with both of your hands and feet.
What does Matthew 18:8 mean?
John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 8, 9. Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot
The same words are repeated here on occasion of offences, as are
spoken by Christ, ( Matthew 5:29Matthew 5:30 ) on
account of unchaste looks, desires and lusts: giving offence to
Christ's disciples, or endeavouring, by any means whatever, to
cause them to stumble and fall, is equally gratifying the flesh,
and no more to be indulged, than the other, on pain of eternal
damnation. (See Gill on Matthew
5:29) (See Gill on Matthew