Mark 9:42

And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And whosoeuer shall offend one of these litle ones that beleeue in me, it is better for him, that a milstone were hanged about his necke, and he were cast into the Sea.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whoever is a cause of trouble to one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea.
- Basic English Bible

And whosoever shall be a snare to one of the little ones who believe [in me], it were better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he cast into the sea.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe in me, to fall into sin, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
- Webster's Bible

And whoever shall occasion the fall of one of these little ones who believe, he would be better off if, with a millstone round his neck, he were lying at the bottom of the sea.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever will cause one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if he was thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around his neck.
- World English Bible

And if thin hoond sclaundre thee, kitte it awey; it is betere to thee to entre feble in to lijf, than haue two hondis, and go in to helle, in to fier that neuer schal be quenchid,
- Wycliffe Bible

and whoever may cause to stumble one of the little ones believing in me, better is it for him if a millstone is hanged about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:42


9:42 On the contrary, whosoever shall offend the very least Christian. #Mt 18:6|; Lu 17:1.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:42


Mr 9:42 Whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones, etc. See notes on Mt 18:6-10.

Discussion for Mark 9

  • Alex
    I am so excited about this Transfiguration on the Mount I FEEL AS THO I AM RAPTURED BY THIS REVELATION, I SEE HIS RAIMENT THAT WAS WHITE AS SNOW AS TH CHURCH/ BRIDE THAT IS GONNA BE PRESENTED TO GOD WITHOUT SPOT, THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW THATS US SINNERS THAT IS GONNA BE MADE WHITE AS SNOW BY HIS BLOOD, THERE IS NO FULLER ON EARTH THAT CAN WHITEN US LIKE HIS BLOOD.
  • Alex
    When they saw him on the MOUNT of Transfiguration AND HIS RAIMENT WAS WHITE AS SNOW he was presenting to GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE. WE ARE HIS RAIMENT, ISA. SAID THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW,HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A VESTURE DIPPED IN BLOOD, thats us SINNERS, His CHURCH that is gonna be made WHITE AS SNOW BY HIS BLOOD I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME. GBU
  • A disciple
    "And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea." The Lord has COMMANDED us to be of one mind and to all speak the same things, all in One Spirit! When we speak about the things of the Lord we must do so in love and for One end; as WE also must be saved, and FIRST give account.
  • Bruce
    Bob:We Do not all have The Spirit within us. We only receive The Spirit when we receive Salvation then we are Baptized with The Holy Ghost: Mark 1:8, Matthew 3:11
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 1:1 THE FORMER TREATISE HAVE I MADE O THEOPHILUS OF ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH --1:2--UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT HE --- THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS --- UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN JOHN 12:50 AND I KNOW THAT HIS COMMANDMENT IS LIFE EVERLASTING WHATSOEVER I SPEAK THEREFORE --- EVEN AS THE FATHER SAID UNTO ME --- SO I SPEAK
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 5:32
    AND WE ARE HIS WITNESSES OF THESE THINGS AND SO IS ALSO THE HOLY SPIRIT WHOM GOD HATH GIVEN TO THEM THAT --- OBEY HIM --- MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU *** JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK --- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE

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