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Luke 17New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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17 He said to His disciples, It is inevitable that [a]stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It [b]would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble. [c]Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ [d]forgive him.”

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, “If you [e]had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would [f]obey you.

“Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and [g]sit down to eat’? But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and properly [h]clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and [i]afterward you [j]may eat and drink’? He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he? 10 So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’”

Ten Lepers Cleansed

11 While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing [k]between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When He saw them, He said to them, Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were going, they were cleansed. 15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? 18 [l]Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith [m]has made you well.”

20 Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with [n]signs to be observed; 21 nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is [o]in your midst.”

Second Coming Foretold

22 And He said to the disciples, The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 They will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them. 24 For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part [p]of the sky, shines to the other part [q]of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. 25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 [r]It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and [s]brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be [t]just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to keep his [u]life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. 36 [[v]Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”] 37 And answering they *said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, Where the body is, there also the [w]vultures will be gathered.”

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 17:1 Or temptations to sin
  2. Luke 17:2 Lit is
  3. Luke 17:3 Lit Take heed to yourselves
  4. Luke 17:4 Lit you shall forgive
  5. Luke 17:6 Lit have
  6. Luke 17:6 Lit have obeyed
  7. Luke 17:7 Lit recline
  8. Luke 17:8 Lit gird
  9. Luke 17:8 Lit after these things
  10. Luke 17:8 Lit will
  11. Luke 17:11 Lit through the middle of; or along the borders of
  12. Luke 17:18 Lit Were there not found those who
  13. Luke 17:19 Lit has saved you
  14. Luke 17:20 Lit observation
  15. Luke 17:21 Or within you
  16. Luke 17:24 Lit under heaven
  17. Luke 17:24 Lit under heaven
  18. Luke 17:28 Lit In the same way as
  19. Luke 17:29 I.e. burning sulfur
  20. Luke 17:30 Lit according to the same things
  21. Luke 17:33 Or soul
  22. Luke 17:36 Early mss do not contain this v
  23. Luke 17:37 Or eagles
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Luke 17Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

17 And he said unto the disciples, `It is impossible for the stumbling blocks not to come, but wo [to him] through whom they come;

it is more profitable to him if a weighty millstone is put round about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to stumble.

`Take heed to yourselves, and, if thy brother may sin in regard to thee, rebuke him, and if he may reform, forgive him,

and if seven times in the day he may sin against thee, and seven times in the day may turn back to thee, saying, I reform; thou shalt forgive him.'

And the apostles said to the Lord, `Add to us faith;'

and the Lord said, `If ye had faith as a grain of mustard, ye would have said to this sycamine, Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you.

`But, who is he of you -- having a servant ploughing or feeding -- who, to him having come in out of the field, will say, Having come near, recline at meat?

but will not [rather] say to him, Prepare what I may sup, and having girded thyself about, minister to me, till I eat and drink, and after these things thou shalt eat and drink?

Hath he favour to that servant because he did the things directed? I think not.

10 `So also ye, when ye may have done all the things directed you, say -- We are unprofitable servants, because that which we owed to do -- we have done.'

11 And it came to pass, in his going on to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee,

12 and he entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar off,

13 and they lifted up the voice, saying, `Jesus, master, deal kindly with us;'

14 and having seen [them], he said to them, `Having gone on, shew yourselves to the priests;' and it came to pass, in their going, they were cleansed,

15 and one of them having seen that he was healed did turn back, with a loud voice glorifying God,

16 and he fell upon [his] face at his feet, giving thanks to him, and he was a Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, `Were not the ten cleansed, and the nine -- where?

18 There were not found who did turn back to give glory to God, except this alien;'

19 and he said to him, `Having risen, be going on, thy faith hath saved thee.'

20 And having been questioned by the Pharisees, when the reign of God doth come, he answered them, and said, `The reign of God doth not come with observation;

21 nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the reign of God is within you.'

22 And he said unto his disciples, `Days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and ye shall not behold [it];

23 and they shall say to you, Lo, here; or lo, there; ye may not go away, nor follow;

24 for as the lightning that is lightening out of the one [part] under heaven, to the other part under heaven doth shine, so shall be also the Son of Man in his day;

25 and first it behoveth him to suffer many things, and to be rejected by this generation.

26 `And, as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man;

27 they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the deluge came, and destroyed all;

28 in like manner also, as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building;

29 and on the day Lot went forth from Sodom, He rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all.

30 `According to these things it shall be, in the day the Son of Man is revealed;

31 in that day, he who shall be on the house top, and his vessels in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and he in the field, in like manner, let him not turn backward;

32 remember the wife of Lot.

33 Whoever may seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever may lose it, shall preserve it.

34 `I say to you, In that night, there shall be two men on one couch, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left;

35 two women shall be grinding at the same place together, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left;

36 two men shall be in the field, the one shall be taken, and the other left.'

37 And they answering say to him, `Where, sir?' and he said to them, `Where the body [is], there will the eagles be gathered together.'

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