Mark 9:43

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, then hauing two hands, to goe into hell, into the fire that neuer shall be quenched:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if your hand is a cause of trouble to you, let it be cut off; it is better for you to go into life with one hand than to have two hands and go into hell, into the eternal fire.
- Basic English Bible

And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable;
- Darby Bible

And if thy hand causeth thee to fall into sin, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
- Webster's Bible

If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off: it would be better for you to enter into Life maimed, than remain in possession of both your hands and go away into Gehenna, into the fire which cannot be put out.
- Weymouth Bible

If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,
- World English Bible

where the worm of hem dieth not, and the fier is not quenchid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And if thy hand may cause thee to stumble, cut it off; it is better for thee maimed to enter into the life, than having the two hands, to go away to the gehenna, to the fire -- the unquenchable --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:43


9:43 And if a person cause thee to offend - (The discourse passes from the case of offending, to that of being offended) if one who is as useful or dear to thee as a hand or eye, hinder or slacken thee in the ways of Cod, renounce all intercourse with him. This primarily relates to persons, secondarily to things. #Mt 5:29|; Mt 18:8.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:43


Mr 9:43 The fire that never shall be quenched. See PNT "Mt 5:29". The fires that were occasionally lit in the literal Gehenna, or Tophet, were necessarily only temporary. They died out for want of fuel. It was to be otherwise with the "fire" of the other and ulterior Tophet. The "fire" referred to is, of course, a mere symbol of the sum total of certain dreadful realities, for which there are no adequate representations in human language.

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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