Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Format by: Verse Paragraph
Red Letter
Audio Bibles
The Blue Letter Bible

Luke 17 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Audio Bibles

Temptations to Sin

(Mat 18:6, 7; Mar 9:42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:1 - And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin[fn] are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:3 - Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Increase Our Faith

(Mat 17:19–21; Mar 9:28, 29 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:5 - The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:6 - And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Unworthy Servants

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:7 - “Will any one of you who has a servant[fn] plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:8 - Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly,[fn] and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:9 - Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:10 - So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants;[fn] we have only done what was our duty.’”

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:11 - On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:12 - And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[fn] who stood at a distance
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:13 - and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:14 - When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:15 - Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:16 - and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:17 - Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:18 - Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:19 - And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”[fn]

The Coming of the Kingdom

(Gen 6:5—8:22; 19:12–14 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:20 - Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:21 - nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:22 - And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:23 - And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:24 - For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:25 - But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:26 - Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:27 - They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:28 - Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:29 - but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all—
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:30 - so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:32 - Remember Lot’s wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:33 - Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:34 - I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:35 - There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:37 - And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse[fn] is, there the vultures[fn] will gather.”
ESV Footnotes
Greek Stumbling blocks
Greek stumble
Or bondservant; also verse 9
Greek gird yourself
Or bondservants
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
Or has saved you
Or within you, or within your grasp
Some manuscripts omit in his day
Some manuscripts add verse 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left
Greek body
Or eagles
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The ESV related footnote for 17:35 states:
Some manuscripts add verse 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left  

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

For more information on this translation, see the ESV Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan