Luke 17:1-19 Bible in Basic English

Causing to Sin

17 1  And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come. 2  It would be well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any of these little ones. 3  Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness. 4  And if he does you wrong seven times in a day, and seven times comes to you and says, I have regret for what I have done; let him have forgiveness.

Increase Our Faith

5  And the twelve said to the Lord, Make our faith greater. 6  And the Lord said, If your faith was only as great as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this tree, Be rooted up and planted in the sea; and it would be done.

The Servant's Duty

7  But which of you, having a servant who is ploughing or keeping sheep, will say to him, when he comes in from the field, Come now and be seated and have a meal, 8  Will he not say, Get a meal for me, and make yourself ready and see to my needs till I have had my food and drink; and after that you may have yours? 9  Does he give praise to the servant because he did what was ordered? 10  In the same way, when you have done all the things which are given you to do, say, There is no profit in us, for we have only done what we were ordered to do.

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11  And it came about that when they were on the way to Jerusalem he went through Samaria and Galilee. 12  And when he went into a certain small town he came across ten men who were lepers, and they, keeping themselves at a distance, 13  Said, in loud voices, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14  And when he saw them he said, Go, and let the priests see you. And, while they were going, they were made clean. 15  And one of them, when he saw that he was clean, turning back, gave praise to God in a loud voice; 16  And, falling down on his face at the feet of Jesus, he gave the credit to him; and he was a man of Samaria. 17  And Jesus said, Were there not ten men who were made clean? where are the nine? 18  Have not any of them come back to give glory to God, but only this one from a strange land? 19  And he said to him, Get up, and go on your way; your faith has made you well.


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