(每日读经9/18) 马可福音 - Mark 9.30-50
And they went out from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it,
For He was teaching His disciples. And He said to them, The Son of Man is being delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, after three days He will rise.
But they did not understand this saying and were afraid to question Him.
And they came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house, He questioned them, What were you reasoning about on the way?
And they were silent, for they had argued with one another on the way about who was greater.
And He sat down and called the twelve and said to them, If anyone wants to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.
And He took a little child and set him in their midst; and taking him into His arms, He said to them,
Whoever receives one of such little children because of My name, receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.
John said to Him, Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.
But Jesus said, Do not forbid him, for there is no one who will do a work of power in My name and be able soon to speak evil of Me.
For he who is not against us is for us.
For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name that you are Christ's, truly I say to you that he shall by no means lose his reward.
And whoever stumbles one of these little ones who believe into Me, it is better for him if a great millstone is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea.
And if your hand stumbles you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life maimed than to have two hands and go away into Gehenna, into unquenchable fire.
And if your foot stumbles you, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life lame than to have two feet and be thrown into Gehenna.
And if your eye stumbles you, cast it out; it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into Gehenna,
Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.
For everyone shall be salted with fire.
Salt is good, but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you restore its saltiness? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another.