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Luke 17

Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence.

Luke 17:1 And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come. But woe to him through whom they come! Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones.

One to forgive another.

Luke 17:3 Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove him: and if he do penance, forgive him. Luke 17:4 And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day be converted unto thee, saying: I repent: forgive him. Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

The power of faith.

Luke 17:6 And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this mulberry tree: Be thou rooted up and be thou transplanted into the sea. And it would obey you.

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

Luke 17:7 But which of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say to him, when he is come from the field: Immediately go. Sit down to meat. Luke 17:8 And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper and gird thyself and serve me, whilst I eat and drink; and afterwards thou shalt eat and drink? Luke 17:9 Doth he thank that servant for doing the things which he commanded him? Luke 17:10 I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

He healeth ten lepers.

Luke 17:11 And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Luke 17:12 And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off. Luke 17:13 And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. Luke 17:14 Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean. Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God. Luke 17:16 And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks. And this was a Samaritan. Luke 17:17 And Jesus answering, said: Were not ten made clean? And where are the nine? Luke 17:18 There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger. Luke 17:19 And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made thee whole.

Luke 17:20 And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, he answering them and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the kingdom of God is within you.

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

Luke 17:22 And he said to his disciples: The days will come when you shall desire to see one day of the Son of man. And you shall not see it. Luke 17:23 And they will say to you: See here, and see there. Go ye not after, nor follow them. Luke 17:24 For as the lightning that lighteneth from under heaven shineth unto the parts that are under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day. Luke 17:25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Luke 17:26 And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Luke 17:27 They did eat and drink, they married wives and were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all. Luke 17:28 Likewise as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They did eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built. Luke 17:29 And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Luke 17:30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed. Luke 17:31 In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and he that shall be in the field, in like manner, let him not return back. Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife. 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 in one bed. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Luke 17:35 Two women shall be grinding together. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Two men shall be in the field. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Luke 17:36 They answering, say to him: Where, Lord? Luke 17:37 Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be, thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

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