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17 Then He said to the disciples, a“It is impossible that no 1offenses should come, but bwoe to him through whom they do come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should 2offend one of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves. cIf your brother sins 3against you, drebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns 4to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
6 eSo the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7 And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? 8 But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself fand serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded 5him? I think not. 10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are gunprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”
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