Luke 17-18 Darby’s Translation

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Causing to Sin

17 1  And he said to his disciples, It cannot be but that offences come, but woe [to him] by whom they come! 2  It would be [more] profitable for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should be a snare to one of these little ones. 3  Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother should sin, rebuke him; and if he should repent, forgive him. 4  And if he should sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times should return to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

Increase Our Faith

5  And the apostles said to the Lord, Give more faith to us. 6  But the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard [seed], ye had said to this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you.

The Servant's Duty

7  But which of you [is there] who, having a bondman ploughing or shepherding, when he comes in out of the field, will say, Come and lie down immediately to table? 8  But will he not say to him, Prepare what I shall sup on, and gird thyself and serve me that I may eat and drink; and after that thou shalt eat and drink? 9  Is he thankful to the bondman because he has done what was ordered? I judge not. 10  Thus ye also, when ye shall have done all things that have been ordered you, say, We are unprofitable bondmen; we have done what it was our duty to do.

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11  And it came to pass as he was going up to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12  And as he entered into a certain village ten leprous men met him, who stood afar off. 13  And they lifted up [their] voice saying, Jesus, Master, have compassion on us. 14  And seeing [them] he said to them, Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass as they were going they were cleansed. 15  And one of them, seeing that he was cured, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, 16  and fell on [his] face at his feet giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17  And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but the nine, where [are they]? 18  There have not been found to return and give glory to God save this stranger. 19  And he said to him, Rise up and go thy way: thy faith has made thee well.

The Coming of the Kingdom

20  And having been asked by the Pharisees, When is the kingdom of God coming? he answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21  nor shall they say, Lo here, or, Lo there; for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you. 22  And he said to the disciples, Days are coming, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see [it]. 23  And they will say to you, Lo here, or Lo there; go not, nor follow [them]. 24  For as the lightning shines which lightens from [one end] under heaven to [the other end] under heaven, thus shall the Son of man be in his day. 25  But first he must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. 26  And as it took place in the days of Noe, thus also shall it be in the days of the Son of man: 27  they ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all [of them]; 28  and in like manner as took place in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29  but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven, and destroyed all [of them]: 30  after this [manner] shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. 31  In that day, he who shall be on the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not go down to take it away; and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. 32  Remember the wife of Lot. 33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it. 34  I say to you, In that night there shall be two [men] upon one bed; one shall be seized and the other shall be let go. 35  Two [women] shall be grinding together; the one shall be seized and the other shall be let go. 36  [Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be seized and the other let go.] 37  And answering they say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body [is], there the eagles will be gathered together.

The Parable of the Widow and the Judge

18 1  And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint, 2  saying, There was a judge in a city, not fearing God and not respecting man: 3  and there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adverse party. 4  And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, If even I fear not God and respect not man, 5  at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me. 6  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says. 7  And shall not God at all avenge his elect, who cry to him day and night, and he bears long as to them? 8  I say unto you that he will avenge them speedily. But when the Son of man comes, shall he indeed find faith on the earth?

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

9  And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest [of men], this parable: 10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. 11  The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer. 12  I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain. 13  And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner. 14  I say unto you, This [man] went down to his house justified rather than that [other]. For every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

Jesus Blesses Little Children

15  And they brought to him also infants that he might touch them, but the disciples when they saw [it] rebuked them. 16  But Jesus calling them to [him] said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God. 17  Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

The Rich Young Ruler

18  And a certain ruler asked him saying, Good teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life? 19  But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, God. 20  Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21  And he said, All these things have I kept from my youth. 22  And when Jesus had heard this, he said to him, One thing is lacking to thee yet: Sell all that thou hast and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come, follow me. 23  But when he heard this he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. 24  But when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, he said, How difficultly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God; 25  for it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26  And those who heard it said, And who can be saved? 27  But he said, The things that are impossible with men are possible with God. 28  And Peter said, Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee. 29  And he said to them, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left home, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30  who shall not receive manifold more at this time, and in the coming age life eternal.

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

31  And he took the twelve to [him] and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written of the Son of man by the prophets shall be accomplished; 32  for he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon. 33  And when they have scourged [him] they will kill him; and on the third day he will rise again. 34  And they understood nothing of these things. And this word was hidden from them, and they did not know what was said.

A Blind Beggar Healed near Jericho

35  And it came to pass when he came into the neighbourhood of Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging. 36  And when he heard the crowd passing, he inquired what this might be. 37  And they told him that Jesus the Nazaraean was passing by. 38  And he called out saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. 39  And those [who were] going before rebuked him that he might be silent; but he cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me. 40  And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be led to him. And when he drew nigh he asked him [saying], 41  What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And he said, Lord, that I may see. 42  And Jesus said to him, See: thy faith has healed thee. 43  And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people when they saw [it] gave praise to God.

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