Luke 17

Jesus said to his disciples. "It is not possible but that occasions of stumbling should occur, but woe to him through whom they come! "It were well for him if a millstone were tied about his neck, and he were hurled into the sea, rather than he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. "Be on you guard! "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents forgive him. "And if he sins against you seven times a day, and seven times a day turns to you saying ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him." The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" "If your faith," answered Jesus, "were like a grain of mustard-seed, you would say to this tree, ‘Tear yourself up and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. "But who of you who has a slave plowing or keeping sheep, will say to him, when he is come in from the field, ‘Come at once, sit down to dinner,’ "and will not rather tell him, ‘Get ready something for me to eat, and gird yourself to wait on me until I have eaten and drunken. Then you shall eat and drink.’ "Does he think the slave because he did the things that were commanded? 10 "Even so, you also, after you have done all the things that are commanded you, should say, ‘We are but slaves, we have only done what it was our duty to do.’"

11 Now it happened that as he went his way to Jerusalem, he passed between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he was going certain village ten lepers met him. 13 They stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, take pity on us." 14 Perceiving this he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priest." And as they went they were made clean. 15 Now one of them, as he saw that he was cured, came back, glorifying God in a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. 17 "Were there not ten cleansed?" asked Jesus, "but where are the nine? 18 "Are there none found to return and give glory to God except this foreigner?" 19 And he said unto him, "Rise and go, your faith has healed you."

20 The Pharisees asked him when the kingdom of God was coming. He answered. "The kingdom of God does not come so that you can catch sight of it, 21 "nor will they say, ‘Look here it is!’ or ‘See there!’ - for the kingdom of God is now in your midst." 22 Then he said turning to his disciples. "The days will come when you shall long to see one of the days of the Son of man, you shall not see it. 23 "And they shall say to you, ‘Lo there! Lo there!’ But do not go away or follow them. 24 "For as the lightning when it lightens out of the one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day. 25 "But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected buy his generation. 26 "And this was in the time of Noah, so will it be in the time of the Son of man. 27 "Men were eating and drinking; they were marrying and being married, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 "The same was true in the time of Lot; they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building; 29 "but on the day that Lot left Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 "In the same manner it shall be in the day that the Son of man shall be revealed. 31 "On that day, if a man is on the housetop and his goods inside, let him not go down to take them away; nor should a man in the field turn back. 32 "Remember Lot’s wife! 33 "Whoever seeks to keep his life shall lose it; but whoever loses it shall preserve it. 34 "I tell you that in one night there shall be two men in one bed; one shall be taken and the other left. 35 "There shall be two women grinding together; the one shall be taken and the other left." 36 (wanting in the most ancient manuscripts) 37 "Where, Master?" they asked him. "Where the dead body is," he answered, "there will the vultures be gathered together."

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