Luke 17

1Christ teacheth to avoid giving occasions of offence: 3and to forgive one another. 5The power of faith, and defect of merit toward God in our best services. 11Christ healeth ten lepers: 20sheweth the spiritual nature of the kingdom of God; 22and instructeth his disciples concerning the coming of the Son of man.

1 Then said he unto the disciples, 1It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

2 1It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

31Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, 2rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

4 1And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

5 And 1the apostles said unto the Lord, 2Increase our faith.

6 1And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him 1by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, 1and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

10 So likewise ye, 1when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

11 ¶ And it came to pass, 1as he went to Jerusalem, that he 2passed through the midst of Samaria and 3Galilee.

12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood 1afar off:

13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, 1Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, 1Go shew yourselves unto the priests. 2And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And 1one of them, 2when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 And 1fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a 2Samaritan.

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? 1but where are the nine?

18 1There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.

19 And he said unto him, 1Arise, go thy way: 2thy faith hath made thee whole.

20 ¶ And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, 1when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not awith observation:

21 Neither shall they say, 1Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is 2awithin you.

22 And he said unto the disciples, 1The days will come, when ye shall desire 2to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

23 1And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

24 1For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be 2in his day.

25 But 1first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

26 1And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 1Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 1But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 1Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31 1In that day, 2he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32 1Remember Lot's wife.

33 1Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

34 1I tell you, in that 2night there shall be 3two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

35 1Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36 aTwo men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37 And they answered and said unto him, 1Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.