Matthew 18:1-9

Who Is the Greatest?

1 a  At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you b  turn and c  become like children, you d  will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 e  Whoever humbles himself like this child is the f  greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 g  Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6but h  whoever causes one of these i  little ones who believe in me to sin
Greek  causes . . . to stumble; also verses 8, 9
it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Temptations to Sin

7Woe to the world for k  temptations to sin!
Greek stumbling blocks
m  For it is necessary that temptations come n  but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!
8 o  And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into p  the eternal fire. 9 q  And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the r  hell
Greek Gehenna
of fire.

Luke 9:46-50

Who Is the Greatest?

46 t  An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. 47But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side 48and said to them, u  Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and v  whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For w  he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”

Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us

49 x  John answered, “Master, we saw someone y  casting out demons in your name, and z  we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” 50But Jesus said to him, Do not stop him, aa  for the one who is not against you is for you.”

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