Luke 17

Warnings from Jesus

1He a said to His disciples, “Offenses
Or Traps, or Bait-sticks, or Causes of stumbling, or Causes of sin
will certainly come,
Lit It is impossible for offenses not to come
but woe d to the one they come e through!
2It would be better for him if a millstone
Large stone used for grinding grains into flour
were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to
cause the downfall of/ causes to sin: The Greek word skandalizo has a root meaning of "snare" or "trap," but has no real English counterpart.
stumble. h
3Be i on your guard. If your brother sins,
Other mss add against you
rebuke k him, and if he repents, forgive l him.
4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and comes back to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Faith and Duty

5 The m apostles n said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” o

6 “If you have faith the size of
Lit faith like
a mustard seed,
q the Lord said, “you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

7 “Which one of you having a
slave: The strong Greek word doulos cannot be accurately translated in English by "servant" or "bond servant"; the HCSB translates this word as "slave," not out of insensitivity to the legitimate concerns of modern English speakers, but out of a commitment to accurately convey the brutal reality of the Roman empire's inhumane institution as well as the ownership called for by Christ.
slave tending sheep or plowing will say to him when he comes in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?
8 Instead, will he not tell him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, get ready,
Or eat, gird yourself; lit eat, tuck in your robe
and serve me while I eat and drink; later you can eat and drink’? t
9Does he thank that slave because he did what was commanded?
Other mss add I don’t think so
10In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are good-for-nothing v slaves; we’ve only done our duty.’

Ten Men Healed

11 While traveling to Jerusalem, w He passed between
Or through the middle of
Samaria and Galilee. y
12As He entered a village, 10 men with serious skin diseases z met Him. They stood at a distance 13 and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, aa have mercy on us!”

14When He saw them, He told them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.ab And while they were going, they were healed.
Lit cleansed

15 But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned and, with a loud voice, gave glory to God. ad 16He fell facedown ae at His feet, thanking Him. And he was a
Samaritan(s): People of mixed, Gentile/ Jewish ancestry who lived between Galilee and Judea and were hated by the Jews
Samaritan. ag

17 Then Jesus said, “Were not 10 cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Didn’t any return
Lit Were they not found returning
to give glory to God except this foreigner?
19 And He told him, “Get up and go on your way. Your faith has made you well.
Or faith has saved you

The Coming of the Kingdom

20 Being ak asked by the
Pharisee(s): In Judaism a religious sect that followed the whole written and oral law
Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come, am He answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with something observable;
21 no one will say,
Lit they will not say
‘Look here!’ or ‘There!’ For you see, the kingdom of God is among you.

22 Then He told the disciples: “The days are coming ao when you will long to see one of the days of the
Son of Man: The most frequent title Jesus used for Himself; Dn 7:13
Son of Man, but you won’t see it. aq
23They will say to you, ar ‘Look there!’ or ‘Look here!’ Don’t follow or run after them. as 24 For as the lightning flashes from horizon to horizon and lights up the sky, so the Son of Man will be in His day. at 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. au

26“Just as it was in the days of Noah, av so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: 27People went on eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage aw until the day Noah boarded the ark, ax and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28It will be the same as it was in the days of Lot: ay People went on eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building. 29 But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed az them all. 30 It ba will be like that on the day the Son of Man is revealed. bb 31 On that day, a man on the housetop, whose belongings are in the house, must not come down to get them. Likewise the man who is in the field must not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! bc 33 Whoever tries to make his
life/soul: The Greek word psyche can be translated life or soul.
life secure
Other mss read to save his life
Or tries to retain his life
will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. bg
34I tell you, on that night bh two will be in one bed: One will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding grain together: One will be taken and the other left. [ 36Two will be in a field: One will be taken, and the other will be left.]”
Other mss omit bracketed text

37 “Where, Lord?” bj they asked Him.He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there also the vultures bk will be gathered.
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