Mark 9:50

Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Salt is good: but if the salt haue lost his saltnesse, wherewith will you season it? Haue salt in your selues, and haue peace one with another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty {again?} Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Salt is good; but if the taste goes from it, how will you make it salt again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.
- Basic English Bible

Salt [is] good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.
- Darby Bible

Salt is good: but if the salt hath lost its saltness, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
- Webster's Bible

Salt is a good thing, but if the salt should become tasteless, what will you use to give it saltness? Have salt within you and live at peace with one another."
- Weymouth Bible

Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
- World English Bible

The salt [is] good, but if the salt may become saltless, in what will ye season [it]? Have in yourselves salt, and have peace in one another.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Mark 9:50


9:50 Such salt is good indeed; highly beneficial to the world, in respect of which I have termed you the salt of the earth. But if the salt which should season others, have lost its own saltness, wherewith will ye season it? - Beware of this; see that ye retain your savour; and as a proof of it, have peace one with another. More largely this obscure text might be paraphrased thus: - As every burnt offering was salted with salt, in order to its being cast into the fire of the altar, so every one who will not part with his hand or eye, shall fall a sacrifice to Divine justice, and be cast into hell fire, which will not consume, but preserve him from a cessation of being. And on the other hand, every one, who, denying himself and taking up his cross, offers up himself as a living sacrifice to God, shall be seasoned with grace, which like salt will make him savoury, and preserve him from destruction for ever. As salt is good for preserving meats, and making them savoury, so it is good that ye be seasoned with grace, for the purifying your hearts and lives, and for spreading the savour of my knowledge, both in your own souls, and wherever ye go. But as salt if it loses its saltness is fit for nothing, so ye, if ye lose your faith and love, are fit for nothing but to be utterly destroyed. See therefore that grace abide in you, and that ye no more contend, Who shall be greatest. #Mt 5:13|; Lu 14:34.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 9:50


Mr 9:50 Have salt in yourselves. The spirit of self-sacrifice, and thus you will "have peace with one another".

Discussion for Mark 9:50

  • He had planted His words fruit of spirits in my heart, I will not sn against Him. He is the vine and I am the branches, I will live in Him and He will abide in me, I shall bear fruits. I love Him with all my heat, soul, mind and strenght . I love my neighbor as myself. I put Him in the center of my life, he will never leave and forsake me in time of trouble. I put my full trust in Him in my prayers, I believe I receive all in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  • Honest Kaoma for verse 50
    Salt can also represent the Gospel. Let the Gospel be part of your life. Believe in it, believe in th work of Jesus Christ, believe in his teachings. Use the Gospel to preserve the word of God from human thoughts. Let the promises of God be alive in you.

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