Luke 17

Then Jesus said to his disciples, It is impossible to exclude snares entirely; but, alas, for him who ensnares! It would be more eligible for him to have an upper millstone fastened to his neck, and to be cast into the sea, than to ensnare one of these little ones. Take heed yourselves: if your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he reforms, forgive him; and if he trespass against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day return, saying, I repent, you shall forgive him. Then the Apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith. He answered, If you had faith, though it were but as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this sycamine, Be extirpated, and planted in the sea, and it would obey you. Would any of you, who has a servant plowing or feeding cattle, say to him on his return from the field, Come, immediately, and place yourself at table; and not rather, Make ready my supper; gird yourself and serve me, until I have eat and drunk; afterward you may eat and drink? Is he obliged to that servant for obeying his orders? I suppose not. 10 In like manner say you, when you have done all that is commanded of you, We, your servants, have conferred no favor; we have done only what we were bound to do.

11 Now, in traveling to Jerusalem, he pass through the confines of Samaria and Galilee; 12 and being about to enter a certain village, there met him ten lepers, who stood at a distance, 13 and cried out, Jesus, Master, take pity upon us. 14 When he saw them, he said to them, Go, show yourselves to the priests. And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, perceiving that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God aloud. 16 Then throwing himself prostrate at the feet of Jesus, he returned him thanks. Now this man was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus said, Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Have none returned glory to God except this alien? 19 And he said to him, Arise, go your way; your faith has cured you.

20 Being questioned by the Pharisees, when the Reign of God should commence, he answered, The Reign of God is not ushered in with parade; 21 nor shall people say, Lo, here! or Lo, yonder! for behold, the Reign of God is within you. 22 Then he said to his disciples, The time will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and shall not see it. 23 But when they say to you, Lo, here! or Lo, yonder! go not out to follow them. 24 For as the lightning flashes in an instant from one extremity of the sky to the other, so will the appearance of the Son of Man be, in his day. 25 But first he must suffer much, and be rejected of this generation. 26 And, as it happened in Noah's days, it will also happen in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They eat, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, when the deluge came, and destroyed them all. 28 In like manner as it was in the days of Lot, they eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, which destroyed them all; 30 so it will be on the day when the Son of Man shall appear. 31 On that day, let not him who shall be on the house-top, having his furniture in the house, come down to take it away. Let not him who shall be in the field, return home. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, there will be two men, that night, in one bed; one will be seized, and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding together; one will be seized, and the other will be left. 37 Then they asked him, Where, Master? He answered, Where the body is, the eagles will be assembled.

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