Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence.
Luke 17:1 And he said to his disciples, It cannot be but that offences come, but woe [to him] by whom they come! Luke 17:2 It would be [more] profitable for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should be a snare to one of these little ones.
One to forgive another.
Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother should sin, rebuke him; and if he should repent, forgive him. Luke 17:4 And if he should sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times should return to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him. Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Give more faith to us.
The power of faith.
Luke 17:6 But the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard [seed], ye had said to this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you.
How we are bound to God, and not he to us.
Luke 17:7 But which of you [is there] who, having a bondman ploughing or shepherding, when he comes in out of the field, will say, Come and lie down immediately to table? Luke 17:8 But will he not say to him, Prepare what I shall sup on, and gird thyself and serve me that I may eat and drink; and after that *thou* shalt eat and drink? Luke 17:9 Is he thankful to the bondman because he has done what was ordered? I judge not. Luke 17:10 Thus *ye* also, when ye shall have done all things that have been ordered you, say, We are unprofitable bondmen; we have done what it was our duty to do.
He healeth ten lepers.
Luke 17:11 And it came to pass as he was going up to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Luke 17:12 And as he entered into a certain village ten leprous men met him, who stood afar off. Luke 17:13 And they lifted up [their] voice saying, Jesus, Master, have compassion on us. Luke 17:14 And seeing [them] he said to them, Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass as they were going they were cleansed. Luke 17:15 And one of them, seeing that he was cured, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, Luke 17:16 and fell on [his] face at his feet giving him thanks: and *he* was a Samaritan. Luke 17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but the nine, where [are they]? Luke 17:18 There have not been found to return and give glory to God save this stranger. Luke 17:19 And he said to him, Rise up and go thy way: thy faith has made thee well.
Luke 17:20 And having been asked by the Pharisees, When is the kingdom of God coming? he answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; Luke 17:21 nor shall they say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.
Of the Kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of man.
Luke 17:22 And he said to the disciples, Days are coming, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see [it]. Luke 17:23 And they will say to you, Lo here, or Lo there; go not, nor follow [them]. Luke 17:24 For as the lightning shines which lightens from [one end] under heaven to [the other end] under heaven, thus shall the Son of man be in his day. Luke 17:25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. Luke 17:26 And as it took place in the days of Noe, thus also shall it be in the days of the Son of man: Luke 17:27 they ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all [of them]; Luke 17:28 and in like manner as took place in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; Luke 17:29 but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven, and destroyed all [of them]: Luke 17:30 after this [manner] shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:31 In that day, he who shall be on the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not go down to take it away; and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Luke 17:32 Remember the wife of Lot. Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it. Luke 17:34 I say to you, In that night there shall be two [men] upon one bed; one shall be seized and the other shall be let go. Luke 17:35 Two [women] shall be grinding together; the one shall be seized and the other shall be let go. Luke 17:36 [Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be seized and the other let go.] Luke 17:37 And answering they say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body [is], there the eagles will be gathered together.