Bishops' Bible

Luke 17

Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence.

Luke 17:1 He sayde vnto the disciples, it can not be but offences wyll come, neuerthelesse, wo vnto hym, through whom they come. Luke 17:2 It were better for hym, that a mylstone were hanged about his necke, & he cast into the sea, then that he shoulde offende one of these litle ones.

One to forgive another.

Luke 17:3 Take heede to your selues: If thy brother trespasse agaynst thee, rebuke hym: and yf he repent, forgeue hym. Luke 17:4 And though he sinne agaynst thee seuen tymes in a day, and seuen tymes in a day turne agayne to thee, saying, it repenteth me: thou shalt forgeue hym. Luke 17:5 And the Apostles sayde vnto the Lorde: increase our fayth.

The power of faith.

Luke 17:6 And the Lorde sayde: If ye had fayth [as much] as a grayne of mustarde seede, & should say vnto this Sycamine tree, plucke vp thy selfe by the rootes, and plant thy selfe in the sea, it shoulde obey you.

How we are bound to God, and not he to us.

Luke 17:7 But which of you, hauyng a seruaunt plowyng, or feedyng cattell, woulde say vnto hym by & by when he were come from the fielde, go and syt downe at the table: Luke 17:8 And woulde not rather say vnto hym, dresse, wherwith I may suppe, & gyrde vp thy selfe, and serue me, tyll I haue eaten and dronken, and afterward eate thou, and drynke thou? Luke 17:9 Doth he thanke that seruaunt, because he dyd the thynges that were commaunded vnto hym? I trowe not. Luke 17:10 So lykewyse ye, when ye haue done all those thynges which are commaunded you, say, We are vnprofitable seruauntes, We haue done that which was our duetie to do.

He healeth ten lepers.

Luke 17:11 And so it was, as he went to Hierusalem, that he passed through the myddest of Samaria and Galilee. Luke 17:12 And as he entred into a certayne towne, there met hym ten men that were lepers, which stoode a farre of, Luke 17:13 And put foorth their voyces, & sayde: Iesu maister, haue mercie on vs. Luke 17:14 When he sawe them, he sayde vnto them: Go shewe your selues vnto the priestes. And it came to passe, that as they went, they were clensed. Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he sawe that he was healed, turned backe [agayne] and with a loude voyce praysed God: Luke 17:16 And fell downe on his face at his feete, and gaue hym thankes: And the same was a Samaritane. Luke 17:17 And Iesus aunswered, and sayde: Are there not ten clensed? But where are those nine? Luke 17:18 There are not founde that returned agayne, to geue God prayse, saue [only] this straunger. Luke 17:19 And he sayde vnto hym: aryse, go thy way, thy fayth hath made thee whole.

Luke 17:20 When he was demaunded of the pharisees, when the kyngdome of God shoulde come: he aunswered them, and sayde, The kyngdome of God shall not come with obseruation. Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, lo here, or lo there: For beholde, the kyngdome of God is within you.

Of the Kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of man.

Luke 17:22 And he sayde vnto the disciples: the dayes wyll come, when ye shall desyre to see one day of the sonne of man, and ye shall not see it. Luke 17:23 And they shall say to you, See here, see there: Go not after them, nor folowe them. Luke 17:24 For as the lyghtnyng, that lyghtneth out of the one part that is vnder heauen, and shyneth vnto the other part which is vnder heauen: so shall the sonne of man be in his daye. Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many thynges, and be refused of this nation. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the dayes of Noe: so shall it be also in the dayes of the sonne of man. Luke 17:27 They dyd eate, and drynke, they maryed wiues, and were maryed, euen vnto the same day that Noe went into the Arke: and the fludde came, & destroyed them all. Luke 17:28 Lykewyse also as it was in the dayes of Lot: they dyd eate, they dranke, they bought, they solde, they planted, they buylded: Luke 17:29 But euen the same day that Lot went out of Sodome, it rayned fire and brimstone from heauen, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:30 Euen thus shall it be, in the day when the sonne of man shalbe reuealed. Luke 17:31 At that day, he which is on the house [top,] and his stuffe in the house, let him not come downe to take it out: And let not him that is in the fielde, turne backe agayne lykewyse, to the thynges that he left behynde. Luke 17:32 Remember lottes wyfe. Luke 17:33 Whosoeuer wyll go about to saue his lyfe, shall loose it: and whosoeuer shall loose his lyfe, shall quicken it. Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that nyght there shalbe two in one bed, the one shalbe receaued, the other shalbe forsaken. Luke 17:35 Two [women] shalbe gryndyng together: the one shalbe receaued, and the other forsaken. Luke 17:36 Two [men] shalbe in the fielde: the one shalbe receaued, & the other forsake. Luke 17:37 And they aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: Where Lorde? He sayde vnto the: Whersoeuer the body shalbe, thyther wyll also the Egles be gathered together.

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