Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence.
Luke 17:1 Then said he vnto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come, but wo vnto him through whom they come. Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his necke, and he cast into the Sea, then that he should offend one of these little ones.
One to forgive another.
Luke 17:3 Take heed to your selues: If thy brother trespasse against thee, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgiue him. Luke 17:4 And if hee trespasse against thee seuen times in a day, and seuen times in a day turne againe to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgiue him. Luke 17:5 And the Apostles said vnto the Lord, Increase our faith.
The power of faith.
Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If yee had faith as a graine of mustard seede, yee might say vnto this Sycamine tree, Be thou plucked vp by the root, and be thou planted in the sea, & it should obey you.
How we are bound to God, and not he to us.
Luke 17:7 But which of you hauing a seruant plowing, or feeding cattell, will say vnto him by & by when he is come from the field, Goe and sit downe to meate? Luke 17:8 And will not rather say vnto him, Make ready wherewith I may suppe, and gird thy selfe, and serue me, till I haue eaten and drunken: and afterward thou shalt eate and drinke. Luke 17:9 Doeth he thanke that seruant, because hee did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shal haue done all those things which are commanded you, say, Wee are vnprofitable seruants: Wee haue done that which was our duety to doe.
He healeth ten lepers.
Luke 17:11 And it came to passe, as he went to Hierusalem, that hee passed thorow the mids of Samaria and Galile. Luke 17:12 And as he entred into a certaine village, there met him tenne men that were lepers, which stood afarre off. Luke 17:13 And they lifted vp their voices, and said, Iesus master haue mercy on vs. Luke 17:14 And when he saw them, hee said vnto them, Goe shew your selues vnto the Priests. And it came to passe, that as they went, they were cleansed. Luke 17:15 And one of them when hee sawe that he was healed, turned backe, and with a loud voice glorified God, Luke 17:16 And fell downe on his face at his feet, giuing him thanks: and he was a Samaritane. Luke 17:17 And Iesus answering, said, Were there not ten cleansed, but where are the nine? Luke 17:18 There are not found that returned to giue glory to God, saue this stranger. Luke 17:19 And he said vnto him, Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole.
Luke 17:20 And when hee was demanded of the Pharises, when the kingdome of God should come, hee answered them, and said, The kingdome of God commeth not with obseruation. Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Loe here, or loe there: for behold, the kingdome of God is within you.
Of the Kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of man.
Luke 17:22 And hee said vnto the disciples, The dayes will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the dayes of the Sonne of man, and ye shall not see it. Luke 17:23 And they shall say to you, See here, or see there: Goe not after them, nor follow them. Luke 17:24 For as the lightning that lighteneth out of the one part vnder heauen, shineth vnto the other part vnder heauen: so shall also the Sonne of man be in his day. Luke 17:25 But first must hee suffer many things, & be reiected of this generation. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the dayes of Noe: so shal it be also in the dayes of the Sonne of man. Luke 17:27 They did eate, they dranke, they married wiues, they were giuen in mariage, vntill the day that Noe entred into the arke: and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the dayes of Lot, they did eat, they dranke, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded: Luke 17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodome, it rained fire and brimstone from heauen, & destroyed them all: Luke 17:30 Euen thus shall it bee in the day when the Sonne of man is reuealed. Luke 17:31 In that day he which shall be vpon the house top, and his stuffe in the house, let him not come downe to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not returne backe. Luke 17:32 Remember Lots wife. Luke 17:33 Whosoeuer shall seeke to saue his life, shall lose it, and whosoeuer shall lose his life, shall preserue it. Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shal be taken, the other shall be left. Luke 17:35 Two women shall bee grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Luke 17:36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Luke 17:37 And they answered, and said vnto him, Where, Lord? And he said vnto them, Wheresoeuer the body is, thither will the Eagles be gathered together.