18 knowing that you (A)were ransomed from (B)the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but (C)with the precious blood of Christ, like that of (D)a lamb (E)without blemish or spot.

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17 But (A)thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the (B)standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, (C)having been set free from sin, (D)have become slaves of righteousness.

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Unworthy Servants

“Will any one of you who has a servant[a] plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and (A)dress properly,[b] and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are (B)unworthy servants;[c] we have only done what was our duty.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 17:7 Or bondservant; also verse 9
  2. Luke 17:8 Greek gird yourself
  3. Luke 17:10 Or bondservants

not by the way of eye-service, as (A)people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

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