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Luke 17 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Sin, Faith, Duty

(Mat 18:6, 7; Mar 9:42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:1 - Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - 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 ones to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:3 - So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister[fn] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
(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 - He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:7 - “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’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:8 - Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:9 - Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:10 - 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.’ ”

Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:11 - Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:12 - As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[fn] met him. They stood at a distance
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:13 - and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:14 - When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:15 - One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:16 - He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:17 - Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:18 - Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:19 - Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

The Coming of the Kingdom of God

(Gen 6:5—8:22; 19:12–14 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:20 - Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:21 - nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:22 - 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, but you will not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:23 - People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:24 - For the Son of Man in his day[fn] will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.
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 also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:27 - People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:28 - “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:29 - But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:30 - “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:32 - Remember Lot’s wife!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:33 - Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:34 - I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:35 - Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:37 - “Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
NIV Footnotes
The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.
The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
Or is within you
Some manuscripts do not have in his day.
Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The NIV related footnote for 17:35 states:
Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.  

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