Luke 17:17
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New International Version
Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?

New Living Translation
Jesus asked, "Didn't I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?

English Standard Version
Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?

New American Standard Bible
Then Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-- where are they?

King James Bible
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jesus said, "Were not 10 cleansed? Where are the nine?

International Standard Version
Jesus asked, "Ten men were made clean, weren't they? Where are the other nine?

NET Bible
Then Jesus said, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua answered and he said, “Were there not ten who were purified? Where are the nine?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus asked, "Weren't ten men made clean? Where are the other nine?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

American King James Version
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

American Standard Version
And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean? and where are the nine?

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but the nine, where [are they]?

English Revised Version
And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

Weymouth New Testament
"Were not all ten made clean?" Jesus asked; "but where are the nine?

World English Bible
Jesus answered, "Weren't the ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said, 'Were not the ten cleansed, and the nine -- where?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:11-19 A sense of our spiritual leprosy should make us very humble whenever we draw near to Christ. It is enough to refer ourselves to the compassions of Christ, for they fail not. We may look for God to meet us with mercy, when we are found in the way of obedience. Only one of those who were healed returned to give thanks. It becomes us, like him, to be very humble in thanksgivings, as well as in prayers. Christ noticed the one who thus distinguished himself, he was a Samaritan. The others only got the outward cure, he alone got the spiritual blessing.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Where are the nine? It has been suggested that the priests, in their hostility to Jesus, hindered the return of the nine. The one who was a Samaritan would naturally pay little heed to a remonstrance from such a quarter. From the terms of the narrative it is, however, more likely that the strange Samaritan, as soon as he felt he was really cured, moved by intense, adoring gratitude, at once turned back to offer his humble, heartfelt thanks to his Deliverer. The others, now they had got what they so earnestly required, forgot to be grateful, and hurried off to the priests to procure their certificate of health, that they might plunge at once again into the varied distractions of everyday life - into business, pleasure, and the like. The Master appears especially moved by this display. He seems to see in the thanklessness of the nine, contrasted with the conduct of the one, the ingratitude of men as a whole, "as a prophetic type of what will also ever take place" (Stier).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answering, said,.... After the Samaritan had paid his respects to him, and made his acknowledgments in this grateful way:

were there not ten cleansed? so many applied for a cure, and so many had it:

but where are the nine? or nine of them; here was one, but where were the rest? they went and showed themselves to the priests, and then returned to their several places of abode, and took no notice of their physician and Saviour, to make any returns to him. They are many, that are cleansed by the blood of Christ; his blood was shed for many, for the remission of sins; and by his righteousness, he justifies many; at least there are many who profess themselves to be cleansed by him, and yet there are but few that glorify him, by keeping close to the rule of his word, by giving up themselves to the churches of Christ, and by walking with them in the ordinances of the Gospel: Christ's flock, which is separated from the world, and walks in Gospel order, within the inclosures of it, is but a little flock; they are but a few names in Sardis, who have not defiled themselves, with corruptions in doctrine and discipline; and these few are often such, who have been the worst of men, the vilest of sinners, from whom it has been least expected, they should glorify Christ: publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of heaven, the Gospel church state, embrace its doctrines, and submit to its ordinances, when the Scribes and Pharisees, self-righteous persons, do not: ingratitude is a crime many are guilty of, and it is highly resented by Christ; instances of gratitude are few, but as one in ten; now and then a single Samaritan, a stranger, one that has been a vile sinner, comes and acknowledges the grace of Christ in cleansing him; comes to the ministers of Christ, and to the churches, and tells them what God has done for his soul: but where are the rest, the many others, who have received spiritual advantages, and never come to relate them, and express by words and deeds, thankfulness for them?

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17, 18. Were there not ten cleansed—rather, were not the ten cleansed? that is, the whole of them—an example (by the way) of Christ's omniscience [Bengel].

Luke 17:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Heals Ten Lepers
16and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-- where are they? 18"Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?"…
Cross References
Luke 17:16
He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan.

Luke 17:18
Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?"
Treasury of Scripture

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

but.

Genesis 3:9 And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?

Psalm 106:13 They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel:

John 8:7-10 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said …

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

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