The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

70. The Strange Preacher

        38John said to him, “Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us.”
        39But Jesus said, “Forbid him not; for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me. 40For he that is not against us is for us. 41For truly I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink will by no means lose his reward.”a
        (Mk. 9:38–41)

a   “will by no means lose his reward.”—That is, such a service of love will be rewarded in heaven.

Mk. 9:39  Forbid him not; (KJV) / Do not forbid him; (RSV)
Mk. 9:41  drink will / drink because you bear the name of Christ, will (RSV)   (159:2/1794)