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Luke 17 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Teachings about Forgiveness and Faith
(Mat 18:6, 7; Mar 9:42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:1 - One day Jesus said to his disciples, “There will always be temptations to sin, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:3 - So watch yourselves! “If another believer[fn] sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:4 - Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.”
(Mat 17:19–21; Mar 9:28, 29 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:5 - The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:6 - The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:7 - “When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:8 - No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:9 - And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:10 - In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’”
Ten Healed of Leprosy
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:11 - As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:12 - As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:13 - crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:14 - He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.”[fn] And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:15 - One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:16 - He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:17 - Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:18 - Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:19 - And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.[fn]
The Coming of the Kingdom
(Gen 6:5—8:22; 19:12–14 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:20 - One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?”
Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:21 - You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:22 - Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see the day when the Son of Man returns,[fn] but you won’t see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:23 - People will tell you, ‘Look, there is the Son of Man,’ or ‘Here he is,’ but don’t go out and follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:24 - For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so it will be on the day when the Son of Man comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:25 - But first the Son of Man must suffer terribly[fn] and be rejected by this generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:26 - “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:27 - In those days, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:28 - “And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building—
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:29 - until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:30 - Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - On that day a person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. A person out in the field must not return home.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:32 - Remember what happened to Lot’s wife!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:33 - If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:34 - That night two people will be asleep in one bed; one will be taken, the other left.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:35 - Two women will be grinding flour together at the mill; one will be taken, the other left.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:37 - “Where will this happen, Lord?”[fn] the disciples asked.
Jesus replied, “Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.”[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Greek If your brother.
See Lev 14:2-32.
Or Your faith has saved you.
Or by your speculations.
Or is within you, or is in your grasp.
Or long for even one day with the Son of Man. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.
Or suffer many things.
Some manuscripts add verse 36, Two men will be working in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Compare Matt 24:40.
Greek “Where, Lord?”
Greek “Wherever the carcass is, the vultures gather.”
BLB Footnotes
Some Greek manuscripts exclude this verse. The NLT related footnote for 17:35 states:
17:35 Some manuscripts add verse 36, Two men will be working in the field; one will be taken, the other left. Compare Matt 24:40.  

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