Luke 17:1–23

Sin, Faith, Duty

17 Jesus said to his disciples: Things that cause people to stumbles are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.t It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little onesu to stumble.v So watch yourselves.

If your brother or sistera sins against you, rebuke them;w and if they repent, forgive them.x Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you sayingI repent,’ you must forgive them.”y

The apostlesz said to the Lord,a “Increase our faith!”

He replied, If you have faith as small as a mustard seed,b you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.c

Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Won’t he rather say,Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on med while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say,We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ ”e

Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem,f Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.g 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosyb h met him. They stood at a distancei 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master,j have pity on us!”

14 When he saw them, he said, Go, show yourselves to the priests.”k And as they went, they were cleansed.

15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising Godl in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.m

17 Jesus asked, Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”n

The Coming of the Kingdom of God

17:26,27pp—Mt 24:37–39

20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come,o Jesus replied, The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say,Here it is,’ orThere it is,’p because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”c

22 Then he said to his disciples, The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man,q but you will not see it.r 23 People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ orHere he is!’ Do not go running off after them.s

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