Luke 17:1-19 Revised Standard Version

Causing to Sin

17 1  And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come! 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. 3  Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him; 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."

Increase Our Faith

5  The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" 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.

The Servant's Duty

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'? 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'? 9  Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 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.'"

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11  On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Sama'ria and Galilee. 12  And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13  and lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." 14  When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. 15  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16  and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17  Then said Jesus, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19  And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."

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