Workers For Jesus Online Bible Study Table of Contents

About this Bible Study........The King James Version of the Bible is written in a beautiful form of the English language. It can be hard for modern English readers to understand.  In this study, you will find notes and summaries in brown just above the the verses from the Bible. We recommend that you read the notes and summaries first, and then read the verses in their KJV form. 

Timeline of the Bible

God creates the world. --- God destroys the world with the flood, but saves  Noah and his family.---
 God chooses Abraham and his descendants to His people. ---Abraham's grandson, Jacob, has 12 sons who lead the 12 tribes of Israel.--- The Israelites become slaves in Egypt.--- God helps the Israelites escape and leads them to Canaan. ---The Israelites fight in wars and take control of Canaan.---Judges lead the Israelites, but the Israelites want to have kings instead of judges. ----  David is Israel's greatest king. -- Israel divides into 2 parts: Israel and Judah.--- The people of Israel and Judah continue to sin and worship false gods.--- God allows the Assyrians and the Babylonians to take the Israelites out of Israel and Judah.---   The Israelites (Jews) live in Babylonia and then Persia. --- When Persia defeats the Babylonians, the Jews go back to Judah.--- The Jews build God's Temple in Jerusalem again.--- Greece defeats Persia, and the Greeks control Judah (also now called Israel).--- The Jews become independent for 100 years.-- The Romans take control of Israel.--- This book of the Bible covers this time Jesus is born. At age 30, Jesus begins his ministry. ---Jesus is crucified and then is resurrected. --- A Roman named Saul is converted to Christianity and becomes Paul.--- Christianity spreads. --- Paul write letters to Christians in other places. In the year, 70 A.D., God's Temple in Jerusalem is destroyed again.


The Gospel of Mark

Many people think that Mark was one of Jesus' 12 apostles. But he was not one of them. He was a teenager when Jesus was crucified.
His full name was John Mark, and his mother was a follower of Jesus. Many of Jesus' disciples met in Mark's mother's house in Jerusalem.
In the days of the early church, Mark traveled with Paul and Peter. Later, he started churches in Alexandria, Egypt. The Gospel of Mark is thought to be Mark
writing Peter's memories of Jesus' life and resurrection.

Mark 7 - 9

Jesus explains more about clean and unclean.
Jesus feeds 4,000 people with 7 loaves of bread and a few small fish.
A Greek woman asks Jesus to heal her daughter.
Jesus tells about His suffering and death.
The disciples argue about which one of them is the greatest.



Mark 7

Jesus accuses the scribes and Pharisees of being hypocrites.

Some Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem.  They saw that some of Jesus' disciples did not wash their hands before they ate. The Pharisees and scribes thought this was wrong because they followed the laws of their ancestors.
[1] Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
[2] And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
[3] For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

They always washed everything they got from the market. They wouldn't eat it if it's wasn't washed. They also followed the laws about washing cups, bowls, pots, and tables.
[4] And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.

The Pharisees and scribes asked Jesus why His disciples didn't follow the Jewish law about washing their hands.

[5] Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?

Jesus answered them. He said Elijah was right about them. Elijah had prophesized about them. He said they would be hypocrites.  This is what Elijah said:

This people honors Me with their words, but their hearts are far from Me.
It is for nothing that they worship Me, but teach only the commandments of other men.
[6] He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
[7] Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men.

Jesus said, "You don't obey God's laws, but you obey man's laws like washing pots and cups, and other things you do. You don't obey God so that you can keep your own laws like your ancestors had.
[8] For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
[9] And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Moses gave the law to honor your mother and father. The law said that if someone cursed their mother or father, he should die.
[10] For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

But some people don't help their parents. They say that what they own is an offering to God. Then they don't share with their parents.  And you let them get by with that.
[11] But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
[12] And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;

You don't make God's word important in your laws. You do many things like that."  
[13] Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

Jesus called everyone to come to Him.  He told them all to listen and understand.
[14] And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:

Jesus said, "There is nothing a man can put into his body that makes him unclean. Things that come out of him make him unclean. Anyone who can hear should listen."

[15] There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
[16] If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.


Jesus explains more about clean and unclean.

He and His disciples went into a home away from the crowd. His disciples asked Him about the parable. Jesus asked them if they didn't have understanding either.  Jesus said that anything that enters a man cannot make him dirty or unclean.  That is because it enters into his belly, but not his heart. It goes through his belly and then out his intestines.  That gets rid of everything.
[17] And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
[18] And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
[19] Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

Jesus said it is what comes out of a man that makes him dirty and unclean. Bad things come out of men's hearts.  These are bad things that come out of men: evil thoughts, adultery, fornication, murder, stealing, envy, wickedness, lying, sexual impurity, an evil eye, talking bad about God, pride, and foolishness. These bad things come from inside a man and make him dirty.
[20] And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
[21] For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
[22] Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
[23] All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.


A Greek woman asks Jesus to heal her daughter.

Then, Jesus left there and went to the areas of Tyre and Sidon. He went to stay in a house and wanted to keep his location secret. But people found out where He was staying.

[24] And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.


Picture from LaVista Church of Christ

There was a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit in her.  The woman had heard of Jesus. She came and fell down at His feet. She was a Greek woman from Syrophenicia. She begged Jesus to send the devil out of her daughter.
[25] For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
[26] The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

Jesus said that the children should eat first. It is not right to take the children's food and give it to the dogs (He meant He would heal the people of that area first).  She answered Him and said that was true, but even the dogs can go under the table and pick up the crumbs.
[27] But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
[28] And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

Jesus said that because the woman said that, the devil was gone out of her daughter.  When the woman went home, she saw that the devil was gone, and her daughter was laying on the bed.
[29] And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
[30] And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.


Jesus heals a deaf man.

They left there and went to the Sea of Galilee in the area of Decapolis (10 cities).

[31] And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.

Some people brought a deaf man to Jesus. The man couldn't speak either.  They asked Jesus to touch him.  Jesus took the man to the side away from the crowd. He put His fingers in the man's ears. He spit on his tongue. Jesus looked up to heaven and sighed. Then He said, "Ephphatha." That means "be opened".  Immediately, the man's ears were opened. His tongue became loose, and he spoke clearly.
[32] And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
[33] And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
[34] And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
[35] And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

Jesus told them not to tell anyone. But the more He told them not to tell, the more they told it.  People were amazed at the things He had done. He made the deaf man hear and speak.

[36] And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
[37] And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Mark 8

Jesus feeds 4,000 people with 7 loaves of bread and a few small fish.

One day, there was a large crowd. They didn't have anything to eat.  Jesus called His disciples and told them He felt sorry for the crowd.  They had been with Him for 3 days and hadn't had anything to eat. He said if He sent them home, they would get sick on the way home. Some of them had come from far away.
[1] In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,
[2] I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
[3] And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

His disciples asked Him how they could give the people something to eat way out there in the desert.  Jesus asked them how many loaves of bread they had. They said they had 7.
[4] And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
[5] And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

Jesus told the people to sit down on the ground.  He took the 7 loaves of bread. He thanked God, then broke the bread. He gave it to His disciples, and they passed it to the people.

[6] And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.

They also had a few small fish.  Jesus blessed the fish and told the disciples to give the fish to the people, too.

[7] And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.

Everyone ate until they were full. They picked up the scraps, and there were 7 baskets of scraps.  About 4,000 people had eaten. Then, Jesus sent them away.

[8] So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.
[9] And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.


Jesus warns His disciples about the Pharisees and Herod.

Jesus immediately got into a boat with His disciples. They went to an area called Dalmanutha.
[10] And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

Some Pharisees came out and started to ask Him questions. They tempted Him by asking for a sign from heaven.  Jesus was disappointed inside. He asked why this generation always wants a sign. He said He would not give them a sign.
[11] And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
[12] And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Jesus left and got into the boat again. They sailed for the other side.

[13] And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.

The disciples forgot to bring bread with them. They only had one loaf in the boat.
[14] Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

He warned them to be careful. They should beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.
[15] And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

The disciples talked about this among themselves. They thought Jesus said that because they didn't have any bread.
[16] And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.

Jesus knew what they were talking about.  He asked them why they were saying that it was because they didn't have bread.  He said, "Don't you understand? Are your hearts hardened? Don't you see with your eyes? Don't you hear with your ears? And don't you remember?"
[17] And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
[18] Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

He asked them, "When I broke the 5 loaves of bread for 5,000 people, how many baskets of scraps were there?" They answered, "12." He asked them, "And when I broke 7 loaves for 4,000 people, how many baskets of scraps were there?" They said, "7." He asked them, "Why don't you understand?"

[19] When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
[20] And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
[21] And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?


Jesus heals a blind man in Bethsaida.

Picture from LaVista Church of Christ

Jesus went to Bethsaida.  Some people brought a blind man to Him. They begged Him to touch the man. Jesus took the blind man's hand.  He led him out of town.  Jesus spit on his eyes and put His hands on him. Then He asked the man if he could see.
[22] And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
[23] And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

The man looked up. He said he could see men walking, but they looked like trees.  Jesus put His hands on the man's eyes and asked him to look again. This time, the man saw everything clearly.
[24] And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
[25] After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

Jesus told the man to go home. He told him not to go into town or tell anyone in town.
[26] And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.



Jesus asks who men say He is.

Jesus and His disciples went out into the towns of the area named Caesarea Philippi. On the way, He asked His disciples a question.  He asked, "Who do men say that I am?" They told Him that some people think He is John the Baptist. Some think He is Elijah. Other people think He is one of the prophets.
[27] And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
[28] And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

Jesus asked, "Who do you say that I am?" Peter said, "You are the Christ (the Messiah)."
[29] And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

Jesus told them not to tell anyone about Him.
[30] And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.


Jesus tells about His suffering and death.

Jesus began to teach them. He told them that the Son of man would have to suffer a lot. The elders, chief priests, and scribes would reject Him. He will be killed and 3 days later, He will rise again. He talked openly about that. Peter began to scold Him for saying that He would be killed.

[31] And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
[32] And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

Jesus turned around and looked at His disciples. He scolded Peter and called him Satan. He told Peter to get away from Him because he was talking like a man and not like God.
[33] But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

Jesus called the people and His disciples to Him.  He said if anyone wants to follow Him, they have to leave their current lives. They must pick up their crosses and follow Him.
[34] And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Anyone who wants to save his life will lose his life.  Anyone who loses his life for Jesus and for telling people the gospel about Jesus will save his life.
[35] For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

He asked, "What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for His soul?"
[36] For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
[37] Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

If anyone is ashamed to stand up for Jesus and His words,  then Jesus will be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His father with the angels.
[38] Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.


Mark 9

Jesus said that some of them would not die until they have seen God's kingdom come with power.
[1] And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.


On a mountain, Jesus' appearance changes.

6 days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John with Him. He led them up high on a mountain where there were no other people. Jesus' appearance changed in front of their eyes. His clothes were shining and as white as snow. There is no laundry person on earth who can make clothes white like that.

[2] And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
[3] And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.

They also saw Elijah and Moses. They were talking to Jesus.

[4] And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

The disciples were very afraid. Peter didn't know what to say, so he told Jesus it was good they were there. He wanted to make 3 shelters - one for Moses, one for Elijah, and one for Jesus.
[5] And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
[6] For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

Then, a cloud came over them. A voice came out of the cloud. The voice said, "This is my beloved Son, listen to Him."

[7] And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Suddenly, they looked around, and the only one they saw was Jesus.
[8] And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves.

As they came down from the mountain, Jesus told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until after the Son of man rises from the dead.
[9] And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

They didn't tell anyone, but they asked each other what "rising from the dead" meant.
[10] And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

They asked Jesus, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first before the Messiah?"

[11] And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?

Jesus answered. He told them Elijah will come first and restore everything. It is in the scriptures that the Son of man must suffer a lot and be rejected. He said that Elijah has already come and people treated him the way it was written.
[12] And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
[13] But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.


The scribes question Jesus' disciples.

When they got back to the other disciples, Jesus saw a big crowd around them. The scribes were asking the disciples questions.
[14] And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.

When people in the crowd saw Him, they immediately ran to him and greeted Him.
[15] And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

Jesus asked the scribes what they were asking the disciples.
[16] And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?


Jesus heals a boy who His disciples had tried to heal.

A man in the crowd talked to Jesus.  He said, "Master, I have brought my son to You.  He has an evil spirit in him that makes him not able to talk. When the spirit takes control of him, he foams at the mouth and bites down on his teeth. Then, he becomes very still.  I asked your disciples to make the evil spirit leave him, but they couldn't do it."
[17] And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
[18] And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

Jesus said, "This generation has no faith. How long will I be with you? How long will I tolerate you? Bring the boy to Me."
[19] He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.

They brought the boy to Jesus. When the evil spirit saw Jesus, it immediately attacked the child. He fell down on the ground. He was moving around and foaming at his mouth.
[20] And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

Jesus asked the boy's father how long this had been happening to the boy. The father said since he was a child.

[21] And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

The father said that many times, the evil spirit tried to destroy him by throwing him into the fire or into water. The father said, "If You can do anything, please take pity on us and help us."
[22] And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

Jesus said to him, "If you can believe; all things are possible to the person who believes."
[23] Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Immediately, the father cried  and said, "Lord, I believe, but help me with my doubts."
[24] And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

Jesus saw that people were running toward Him. He told the evil spirit to get out of the boy and never go back into him. The spirit cried and went out of the boy. The boy looked like he was dead. Many people said he was dead.
[25] When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
[26] And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.

But, Jesus took the boy by the hand and lifted him up.
[27] But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

When Jesus went into the house, His disciples talked to Him privately. They asked Him, "Why couldn't we make the evil spirit go out of the boy?"
[28] And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?


Jesus said that this kind of evil spirit can only be put out with prayer and fasting.
[29] And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Jesus tells that He will rise from the dead.

They departed from there and passed through Galilee. Jesus didn't want anyone to know He was there.

[30] And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.

He taught His disciples.  He told them that the Son of man will be arrested by men who will kill Him.  After 3 days, He will rise from the dead.  But they didn't understand what He was saying, and they were afraid to ask Him about it.
[31] For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
[32] But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.


The disciples argue about which one of them is the greatest.

After Jesus arrived in Capernaum, He asked the disciples what they were talking about on the road.

[33] And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?

But they were quiet because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.

[34] But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

Jesus sat down and called His 12 disciples to Him. He said that if a man wants to be first, he will be last and will serve the others.
[35] And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

Jesus set a child down in the middle of them. He took the child in His arms. He told His disciples that anyone who is good to a child in Jesus' name receives Jesus.  Anyone who receives Jesus doesn't receive Jesus, but God who sent Jesus.
[36] And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
[37] Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.

John said, "Master, we saw someone using your name to make devil spirits leave someone.  He doesn't follow us, and we told him not to do that anymore."
[38] And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.

Jesus said, "Don't forbid him from doing that. Anyone that does miracles in my name isn't going to say anything bad about Me.  A person who is not against us is on our side. Anyone who gives you water to drink in My name because you belong to Me will not lose his reward.
[39] But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
[40] For he that is not against us is on our part.
[41] For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

But if a person hurts a child who believes in Me, that person would be better off if a heavy rock was hung around his neck, and he was thrown into the sea.
[42] And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

If your hand makes you do something sinful, cut your hand off.  It is better to  lose a hand than to have 2 hands and go into the fires of hell. There are worms in hell, and there is always fire.
[43] And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
[44] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

If your foot causes you to sin,  cut your foot off. It is better to have one foot and be disabled than to have 2 feet and be thrown into hell.  There are worms in hell, and there is always fire.

[45] And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
[46] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

If your eye causes you to sin, pluck your eye out.  It is better to enter God's kingdom with one eye than to have 2 eyes and be thrown into hell.  In hell, there are worms, and there is always fire.
[47] And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
[48] Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

Everyone will go through times of fire that will make you better like salt.
[49] For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

Salt is good, but if the salt loses it's saltiness, it is not good.  You should be like salt yourselves and make life better for other people.
[50] Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.