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“And if your hand causes you to fall away, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into the Life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. Bible other translations

“Gehenna.” See commentary on Matthew 5:22. [For information on annihilation in the lake of fire, see Appendix 5: “Annihilation in the Lake of Fire”.]

“the Life.” This refers to the Life in the Age to Come. See commentary on Luke 10:28.

“unquenchable fire.” That the fire is “unquenchable” does not mean that it will not eventually burn out, it means that it cannot be purposely put out until the fuel is gone and it burns out on its own (see commentary on Mark 9:48).


Commentary for: Mark 9:43