Luke 17

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1 And He said to the disciples, It is impossible that offenses will not come, but woe to him by whom they come.

2 It were better for him that a donkey’s millstone were set around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause· one of these little·​·ones ·to·​·stumble.

3 Take·​·heed to yourselves; and if thy brother sin against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

4 And if he sin against thee seven·​·times in a day, and seven·​·times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Add to our faith.

6 And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard·​·seed, you might say to this mulberry·​·fig·​·tree, Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea, and it would obey you.

7 But which of·​·you having a servant plowing or shepherding, will tell him straightway when he comes·​·in out·​·of the field, Go·​·along, recline to eat?

8 But will he not rather tell him, Prepare something with which I may sup, and having girded·​·yourself minister to me till I have eaten and drunk, and after these·​·things thou mayest eat and drink?

9 Does he have thankfulness for that servant because he did the things that were ordered him? I think not.

10 So likewise you, when you have done all things that are instructed you, say, We are useless servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

11 And it came to pass as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten leprous men, who stood afar·​·off;

13 and they lifted up their voices, saying, Jesus, Master, have·​·mercy upon us!

14 And seeing them He said to them, Go show yourselves to the priests. And it came·​·to·​·pass, in their going·​·away, they were·​·cleansed.

15 And one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned, and with a great voice glorified God,

16 and fell on his face by His feet, giving· Him ·thanks; and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were· there not ten ·cleansed? But where are the nine?

18 There were not found any who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner.

19 And He said to him, Stand·​·up, go thy way; thy faith has saved thee.

20 And being questioned by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation.

21 Neither shall they say, Behold, it is here! or, Behold, it is there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

22 And He said to the disciples, The days will come when you shall long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you shall not see.

23 And they shall say to you, Behold here! or, Behold there! Go· not ·away, nor pursue.

24 For just·​·as the lightning that flashes* out of the one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so shall also the Son of Man be in His day.

25 But first He must suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation.

26 And even·​·as it came·​·to·​·pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man.

27 They did-eat, they drank, they wed, they were given·​·to·​·be·​·wed, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it came·​·to·​·pass in the days of Lot; they did-eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

29 but the day Lot went·​·out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 According to these things shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.

31 In that day whoever shall be on the housetop, and his vessels in the house, let him not come·​·down to take them away; and he who is in the field, let him likewise not turn around to what is behind.

32 Remember Lot’s wife.

33 Whoever shall seek to save his soul, shall lose it; and whoever shall lose it, shall preserve it alive.

34 I say to you, In that night two men shall be in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35 Two women shall be grinding grain together; the one shall be taken, and the·​·other left.

36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37 And they answering said to Him, Where, Lord? And He said to them, Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered.

  

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.