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Mark 9:42


“If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a huge millstone 1  tied around his neck and to be thrown into the sea.


Mt 18:6,10; Mt 25:45,46; Lu 17:1,2; Ac 9:4; Ac 26:11-14; Ro 14:13; Ro 15:21; Ro 16:17; 1Co 8:10-13; 1Co 10:32,33; 2Co 6:3; Php 1:10; 2Th 1:6-9; 1Ti 5:14; 2Pe 2:2; Re 6:9,10; Re 16:6,7

NET © Notes

tn Grk “the millstone of a donkey.” This refers to a large flat stone turned by a donkey in the process of grinding grain (BDAG 661 s.v. μύλος 2; L&N 7.68-69). The same term is used in the parallel account in Matt 18:6.

sn The punishment of drowning with a heavy weight attached is extremely gruesome and reflects Jesus’ views concerning those who cause others who believe in him to sin.

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