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Luke 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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(Mat 18:6, 7; Mar 9:42 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:1 - And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:3 - Take heed 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, and says, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."
(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 as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, 'Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:7 - "Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and sit down at table'?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:8 - Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall 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 is commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"

Ten Lepers Cleansed

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:11 - On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Sama'ria and Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:12 - And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:13 - and lifted up their voices and said, "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 said Jesus, "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."
(Gen 6:5—8:22; 19:12–14 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:20 - Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:21 - nor will they say, 'Lo, here it is!' or 'There!' for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you."

Second Coming Foretold

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, 'Lo, there!' or 'Lo, here!' Do not go, do not 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:25 - But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:26 - 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 ate, they drank, they married, they were 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 as it was in the days of Lot--they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:29 - but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur 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 him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him 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 gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:36 - Other ancient authorities insert verse 36, "Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:37 - And they said to him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."
RSV Footnotes
Other ancient authorities insert verse 36, ["Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left."]

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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