Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence.
Luke 17:1 Then said he to his disciples, It can not be auoided, but that offences will come, but wo be to him by whome they come. Luke 17:2 It is better for him that a great milstone were hanged about his necke, and that he were cast into ye sea, then that he should offende one of these litle ones.
One to forgive another.
Luke 17:3 Take heede to your selues: if thy brother trespasse against thee, rebuke him: and if hee repent, forgiue him. Luke 17:4 And though he sinne against thee seuen times in a day, and seuen times in a day turne againe to thee, saying, It repenteth mee, thou shalt forgiue him. Luke 17:5 And the Apostles saide vnto the Lorde, Increase our faith.
The power of faith.
Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith, as much as is a graine of mustard seede, and should say vnto this mulberie tree, Plucke thy selfe vp by the rootes, and plant thy selfe in the sea, it should euen obey you.
How we are bound to God, and not he to us.
Luke 17:7 Who is it also of you, that hauing a seruant plowing or feeding cattell, woulde say vnto him by and by, when hee were come from the fielde, Goe, and sit downe at table? Luke 17:8 And woulde not rather say to him, Dresse wherewith I may suppe, and girde thy selfe, and serue mee, till I haue eaten and drunken, and afterward eate thou, and drinke thou? Luke 17:9 Doeth he thanke that seruant, because hee did that which was commaunded vnto him? I trowe not. Luke 17:10 So likewise yee, when yee haue done all those things, which are commanded you, say, We are vnprofitable seruants: wee haue done that which was our duetie to doe.
He healeth ten lepers.
Luke 17:11 And so it was when he went to Hierusalem, that he passed through the middes of Samaria, and Galile. Luke 17:12 And as hee entred into a certaine towne, there met him tenne men that were lepers, which stoode a farre off. Luke 17:13 And they lift vp their voyces and saide, Iesus, Master, haue mercie on vs. Luke 17:14 And when he saw them, he said vnto them, Goe, shewe your selues vnto the Priestes; it came to passe, that as they went, they were clensed. Luke 17:15 Then one of them, when hee sawe that hee, was healed, turned backe, and with a loude voyce praised God, Luke 17:16 And fell downe on his face at his feete, and gaue him thankes: and he was a Samaritan. Luke 17:17 And Iesus answered, and said, Are there not tenne clensed? but where are the nine? Luke 17:18 There is none founde that returned to giue God praise, saue this stranger. Luke 17:19 And he saide vnto him, Arise, goe thy way, thy faith hath saued thee.
Luke 17:20 And when hee was demaunded of the Pharises, when the kingdome of God shoulde come, he answered them, and said, The kingdome of God commeth not with obseruation. Luke 17:21 Neither shall men say, Loe here, or lo 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 he saide 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 Then they shall say to you, Behold here, or beholde there: but goe not thither, neither followe them. Luke 17:24 For as the lightening that lighteneth out of the one part vnder heauen, shineth vnto the other part vnder heauen, so shall the Sonne of man be in his day. Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be reprooued of this generation. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the dayes of Noe, so shall it be in the dayes of the Sonne of man. Luke 17:27 They ate, they dranke, they married wiues, and gaue in marriage vnto the day that Noe went 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 ate, they dranke, they bought, they solde, they planted, they built. Luke 17:29 But in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heauen, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:30 After these ensamples shall it be in the day when the Sonne of man is reueiled. Luke 17:31 At that day hee that is vpon the house, and his stuffe in ye house, let him not come downe to take it out: and he that is in the fielde likewise, let him not turne backe to that he left behinde. Luke 17:32 Remember Lots wife. Luke 17:33 Whosoeuer will seeke to saue his soule, shall loose it: and whosoeuer shall loose it, shall get it life. Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed: the one shalbe receiued, and the other shalbe left. Luke 17:35 Two women shalbe grinding together: the one shalbe taken, and the other shalbe left. Luke 17:36 Two shalbe in the fielde: one shalbe receiued, and another shalbe left. Luke 17:37 And they answered, and saide to him, Where, Lord? And he said vnto them, Wheresoeuer the body is, thither shall also the egles bee gathered together.