Luke 17

Temptations and Trespasses

[Jesus] said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe [ to the one ] through whom they come! It would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and to be thrown into the sea than {to cause} one of these little [ones] to stumble. Watch yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to say, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

The Power of Faith

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord answered, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. Which of you [whose] servant comes in from plowing or shepherding in the field will say to him, ‘Come at once [and] sit down to eat’? Instead, won’t he tell him, ‘Prepare my meal and dress yourself to serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what he was told? 10  So you also, when you have done everything commanded of you, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”

The Ten Lepers

11  While [Jesus] was on His way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. 12  As He entered one of [the] villages, He was met by ten lepers.
Leprosy was a term used for various skin diseases. See Leviticus 13.
[They] stood at a distance
13  and raised [their] voices, shouting, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14  When [Jesus] saw [them] , He said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were on their way, they were cleansed. 15  When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16  He fell facedown at [Jesus’] feet in thanksgiving to Him— and he was a Samaritan. 17  “ {Were} not [all] ten cleansed?” Jesus asked. “Where then are the [other] nine? 18  Was no one found except this foreigner to return [and] give glory to God?” 19  Then [Jesus] said to him, “Rise [and] go; your faith has made you well!”
Or has saved you

The Coming of the Kingdom

20  When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, [Jesus] replied, “The kingdom of God {will} not come with observable signs. 21  Nor will [people] say, ‘Look, here [it is] ,’ or ‘There [it is] .’ For you see, the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
Or within you or within your grasp
22  Then He said to the disciples, “ [The] time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see [it] . 23  [People] will tell you, ‘Look, there [He is] ,’ or ‘ - Here [He is] .’ {Do} not go out [or] chase after [them] . 24  For as the lightning flashes [and] lights up the sky from [one end] to the [other] , so will be the Son of Man in His day. 25  But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26  Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man: 27  [People] were eating [and] drinking, marrying [and] being given in marriage, up to [the] day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28  It was the same in the days of Lot: [People] were eating [and] drinking, buying [and] selling, planting [and] building. 29  But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and brimstone rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30  It will be just like that on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31  On that day, {let} no one on the housetop come down to retrieve his possessions. Likewise, {let} no one in [the] field return for anything [he has] left behind. 32  Remember Lot’s wife! 33  Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses [his life] will preserve it. 34  I tell you, on that night two [people] will be in one bed: One will be taken and the other left. 35  Two [women] will be grinding grain together: One will be taken and the other left.”
See Matthew 24:40. TR includes 36 Two men will be in the field. One will be taken and the other left.
37  “Where, Lord?” they asked. [Jesus] answered, “Wherever [there is] a carcass, there the vultures will gather.”
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