Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence.
Luke 17:1 And he said unto his disciples:It is, impossible, that occasions of stumbling should not come, notwithstanding, alas! for him through whom they do come: Luke 17:2 It profiteth him, if, a mill-stone, is hung about his neck, and he is cast into the sea, than that he cause, one, of these little ones, to stumble.
One to forgive another.
Luke 17:3 Be taking heed to yourselves,If thy brother sin, rebuke him, and, if he repent, forgive him; Luke 17:4 Even if, seven times a day, he sin against thee, and, seven times, turn to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him. Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the LordBestow on us faith!
The power of faith.
Luke 17:6 And the Lord saidIf ye have faith like a grain of mustard-seed, ye should be saying unto [this] mulberry-treeBe uprooted! and be planted in the sea,and it should obey you.
How we are bound to God, and not he to us.
Luke 17:7 But, who from among you, having, a servant, plowing or keeping sheep, when he hath come in out of the field, will say to himStraightway, come, and recline; Luke 17:8 on the contrary, will not say to himMake somewhat ready, that I may dine,and, girding thyself, be ministering unto me, until I have eaten and drunk; and, after these things, thou, shalt eat and drink? Luke 17:9 Doth he offer thanks unto the servant, because he hath done the things enjoined? Luke 17:10 Thus, ye also, when ye have done all the things enjoined upon you, sayUnprofitable servants, are we,What we were bound to do, we have done!
He healeth ten lepers.
Luke 17:11 And it came to pass, during the journey unto Jerusalem, that, he, was going through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Luke 17:12 And, as he was entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood still, afar off; Luke 17:13 and, they, lifted up a voice, sayingJesus! Master! have mercy on us! Luke 17:14 And, beholding, he said unto themGo your way, and show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, as they withdrew, they were cleansed. Luke 17:15 But, one from among them, beholding that he was healed, returned, with a loud voice, glorifying God, Luke 17:16 and fell prostrate at his feet, giving him thanks; and, he, was a Samaritan. Luke 17:17 And Jesus, answering, saidWere not, the ten, cleansed? [but,] where, are, the nine? Luke 17:18 Have none been found returning to give glory to God, save this one of another race? Luke 17:19 And he said unto himArise and go thy way: thy faith, hath saved thee.
Luke 17:20 And, being questioned by the Pharisees, When cometh the kingdom of God? he answered them and saidThe kingdom of God cometh not with narrow watching; Luke 17:21 Neither shall they sayLo, here! or, There. For lo! the kingdom of God, is, among you.
Of the Kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of man.
Luke 17:22 But he said unto the disciplesThere will come dayswhen ye will long to see, one of the days of the Son of Man, and shall not see. Luke 17:23 And they will say unto you, Lo there! or, Lo here! Do not [depart, and do not] pursue. Luke 17:24 For, just as, the lightning, flashing out of the one part under heaven, unto the other part under heaven, shineth, so, shall be, the Son of Man. Luke 17:25 But, first, he must needs suffer, many things, and be rejected by this generation. Luke 17:26 And, as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so, will it be, even in the days of the Son of Man: Luke 17:27 They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage,until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke 17:28 In like manner, as it came to pass in the days of Lot, They were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building, Luke 17:29 But, on the day Lot came out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: Luke 17:30 According to the same things, will it be on the day the Son of Man is revealed. Luke 17:31 In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his utensils in the house, let him not go down, to take them away! And, he that is in the field, in like manner, let him not turn unto the things behind, Luke 17:32 Bear in mind the wife of Lot! Whosoever shall seek to make his life his own, shall lose it, Luke 17:33 But, whosoever shall lose it, shall give it a living birth. Luke 17:34 I say unto youOn the selfsame night, there shall be two men on [one] bed,the one, shall be taken near, and, the other, left behind; Luke 17:35 There shall be two women grinding together,the one, shall be taken near, and, the other, left behind. Luke 17:36 [Absent] Luke 17:37 And, answering, they say unto himWhere, Lord? And, he, said unto themWhere the body is, there, the vultures also, will be gathered together.