Scripture of the Week

Mark 9:33-50

33: They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, What were you discussing on the way?
34: But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.
35: Sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.
36: Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,
37: Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.
38: John said to Him, Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.
39: But Jesus said, Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.
40: For he who is not against us is for us.
41: For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
42: 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.
43: 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,
44: where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
45: If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell,
46: where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
47: If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell,
48: where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.
49: For everyone will be salted with fire.
50: 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.