NIV Adventure Bible Sampler - Book of Mark - Page 18

1108 Mark 9 – 10
caus es you to stum ble , cut it off . It is bet ter for you to en ter life crip pled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell . [ 46 ] a 47 And if your eye caus es you to stum ble , pluck it out . It is bet ter for you to en ter 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 .’ b
49 Ev ery one will be salt ed with fire .
50 “ Salt is good , but if it los es its salt i ness ,
how can you make it salty again ? Have salt among your selves , and be at peace with each oth er .”
Divorce

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Anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward .
Mark 9:41
Jesus then left that place and went into the re gion of Ju dea and across the Jor dan . Again crowds of peo ple came to him , and as was his cus tom , he taught them .
2 Some Phar i sees came and test ed him
by ask ing , “ Is it law ful for a man to di vorce his wife ?”
3 “ What did Mo ses com mand you ?” he
re plied .
4 They said , “ Mo ses per mit ted a man to
write a cer tif i cate of di vorce and send her away .”
5 “ It was be cause your hearts were hard
that Mo ses wrote you this law ,” Jesus replied . 6 “ But at the be gin ning of cre a tion God ‘ made them male and fe male .’ c 7 ‘ For this rea son a man will leave his fa ther and moth er and be unit ed to his wife , d 8 and the two will be come one flesh .’ e So they are no lon ger two , but one flesh . 9 There fore what God has joined to geth er , let no one sep a- rate .”
10 When they were in the house again ,
the dis ci ples asked Jesus about this . 11 He an swered , “ Any one who di vorc es his wife and mar ries an oth er wom an com mits adultery against her . 12 And if she di vorc es her hus band and mar ries an oth er man , she com mits adul tery .”
The Little Children and Jesus
13 Peo ple were bring ing lit tle chil dren to
Jesus for him to place his hands on them , but the dis ci ples re buked them . 14 When Jesus saw this , he was in dig nant . He said to them , “ Let the lit tle chil dren come to me , and do not hin der them , for the king dom of God be longs to such as these . 15 Tru ly I tell you , any one who will not re ceive the king dom of God like a lit tle child will never en ter it .” 16 And he took the chil dren in his arms , placed his hands on them and blessed them .
The Rich and the Kingdom of God
17 As Jesus start ed on his way , a man ran
up to him and fell on his knees be fore him . “ Good teach er ,” he asked , “ what must I do to in her it eter nal life ?”
18 “ Why do you call me good ?” Jesus
an swered . “ No one is good — ex cept God alone . 19 You know the com mand ments : ‘ You shall not mur der , you shall not com mit adul tery , you shall not steal , you shall not give false tes ti mo ny , you shall not de fraud , hon or your fa ther and moth er .’ f
20 “ Teach er ,” he de clared , “ all these I
have kept since I was a boy .”
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him .
“ One thing you lack ,” he said . “ Go , sell ev ery thing you have and give to the poor , and you will have trea sure in heav en . Then come , fol low me .”
22 At this the man ’ s face fell . He went
away sad , be cause he had great wealth .
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disci ples , “ How hard it is for the rich to en ter the king dom of God !”
24 The dis ci ples were amazed at his
words . But Jesus said again , “ Chil dren , how hard it is g to en ter the king dom of God !
a 46 Some manuscripts include here the words
of verse 48 . b 48 Isaiah 66:24 c 6 Gen . 1:27 d 7 Some early manuscripts do not have and be united
to his wife . e 8 Gen . 2:24 f 19 Exodus 20:12-16 ; Deut . 5:16-20 g 24 Some manuscripts is for those who trust in riches