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S26 Matt 5 161 Matt 18 161 Mark 9
29* "If your right eye      [see Matt 18:9 below]     [see Mark 9:47 below]
  <entraps> you,        
  pluck it out        
  and throw it away;        
  <for it benefits you to> lose        
  one of your members        
  <and> your whole body        
  <not> be thrown into hell.        
30 And if your right hand   8  And if your hand  43  And if your hand 
      or your foot*    
  <entraps> you,   <entraps> you,   <entraps> you,
  cut it <out>   cut it <out>   cut it off;
  and throw it away;   and throw it away;    
  <for it benefits you to> lose    it is better for you   it is better for you 
  one of your members   to enter life maimed   to enter life maimed
      or lame*    
  <and> your whole body   than with two hands   than with two hands
      or two feet*    
  <not> go to hell.   to be thrown*   to go to hell, 
      into the eternal fire.    to the unquenchable fire,
       

44**

[where their worm does not die
          and the fire is not quenched."]
     

[see Matt 18:8 above]  

45 And if your foot*
          <entraps> you,
          cut it off;
          it is better for you 
          to enter life lame*
          than with two feet*
          to be thrown into hell,*
       

46**

[where their worm does not die
          and the fire is not quenched."]
  [see Matt 5:29 above] 9* And if your eye 47 And if your eye
      <entraps> you,   <entraps> you,
      pluck it out   <cast> it out;
      and throw it away;    
      it is better for you   it is better for you
      to enter life   to enter the kingdom of God 
      with one eye   with one eye
      than with two eyes   than with two eyes
      to be thrown into the hell   to be thrown into hell,
       

48

where their worm does not die
      of fire."   and the fire is not quenched."

** Note: The wording of Mark 9:44, 46 & 48 is identical and echoes the description of Gehenna in Isa 66:24.  The first two verses are included in Codex Bezae, ancient Latin versions and most later mss. of the Byzantine recension. They are generally relegated to a footnote in most modern translations since they are not found in texts of Mark prior to 400 CE.

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*  Same wording, different order
<And> RSV wording altered to reflect Greek
 161   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
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