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Matthew 18:7-10. Downfall of Believer 14 Jul 2023

Mat 18:7 Alas for the world
that there should be such causes of falling!
Causes of falling indeed there must be,
but alas for anyone who provides them! 8 'If your hand or your foot should be your downfall,
cut it off and throw it away:
it is better for you
to enter into life crippled or lame,
than to have two hands or two feet
and be thrown into eternal fire.
9 And if your eye should be your downfall,
tear it out and throw it away:
it is better for you
to enter into life with one eye,
than to have two eyes
and be thrown into the hell of fire.
10 'See that you never despise any of these little ones,
for I tell you that their angels in heaven
are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

I am not sure about what I understand. It appears like, 'The little ones who believe in me are already in Heaven with my Father.' Do not harm them.


Jesus, I would love to understand better who those little ones are.

P.S. 16 July 2023: I found out that the word 'angels' had been lost in my source. I changed it in bold!


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