Luke 17:5
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New International Version
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"

New Living Translation
The apostles said to the Lord, "Show us how to increase our faith."

English Standard Version
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

Berean Study Bible
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"

Berean Literal Bible
And the apostles said to the Lord, "Add to us faith!"

New American Standard Bible
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"

King James Bible
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

International Standard Version
Then the apostles told the Lord, "Give us more faith!"

NET Bible
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"

New Heart English Bible
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Apostles said to Our Lord, “Increase our faith.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the apostles said to the Lord, "Give us more faith."

New American Standard 1977
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

King James 2000 Bible
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

American King James Version
And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

American Standard Version
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

Darby Bible Translation
And the apostles said to the Lord, Give more faith to us.

English Revised Version
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

Weymouth New Testament
And the Apostles said to the Lord, "Give us faith."

World English Bible
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

Young's Literal Translation
And the apostles said to the Lord, 'Add to us faith;'
Study Bible
The Power of Faith
4Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to say, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” 5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6And the Lord answered, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.…
Cross References
Mark 6:30
Meanwhile, the apostles gathered around Jesus and brought Him news of all they had done and taught.

Luke 7:13
When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, "Do not weep."

Luke 7:19
So John called two of his disciples and sent them to ask the Lord, "Are You the One who was to come, or should we look for someone else?"
Treasury of Scripture

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(5) The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.--The form in which the fragment that thus commences is brought before us suggests, as has been stated before (see Notes on Luke 7:13; Luke 10:1), that it was a comparatively late addition to the collection of "the words of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 20:35), and this is confirmed by the exceptional use of "the Apostles" for "the disciples." It may have stood originally in an absolutely isolated form. On the other hand, its position here indicates a sufficiently traceable sequence. That command of a seven-fold--i.e., an unlimited--forgiveness seemed to make almost too great a strain on their faith. Did it not imply an almost miraculous victory over natural impulses, that could be wrought only by a supernatural grace? Was not the faith that could "remove mountains" wanted, if ever, here--a faith in the pardoning love of the Father, and in their own power to reproduce it? And so, conscious of their weakness, they came with the prayer that has so often come from the lips of yearning, yet weak, disciples of the Christ--reminding us of him who cried, "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief" (see Note on Mark 9:24)--"Increase our faith." May we not possibly think of Peter as having struggled to obey the rule which had been given to them before (Matthew 18:22), and as having found himself unequal to the task?

Verse 5. - And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. The disciples, moved by the severe and cutting rebuke of their Master - a rebuke they probably felt their harsh, self-congratulatory state of mind had well merited-come to him and ask him to give them such an increased measure of faith as would enable them to play better the difficult and responsible part he had assigned them. They evidently felt their weakness deeply, but a stronger faith would supply them with new strength; they would thus be guided to form a wiser, gentler judgment of others, a more severe opinion too of themselves. And the apostles said unto the Lord,.... Either on account of what was now said by Christ concerning offences, and forgiving injuries; being conscious to themselves of their own weakness to withstand temptations; and fearful lest they should be stumbled and offended with what they should meet with; or that they should give offence to others: and being also sensible of what spirits they were of, and of the difficulties of conquering them, and mastering the resentment of their minds, when injured and provoked; and also the necessity of divine assistance, of having fresh supplies of grace, and of having their graces, and particularly faith, strengthened, and drawn into a lively exercise; or on account of their not being able to cast out a devil from one that was possessed, Matthew 17:19 when words, to the same purpose, were spoken by Christ, as in the following verse; on occasion of one or other of these, though more likely the former, the apostles addressed Christ in this manner,

increase our faith; both the faith of working miracles, and the grace of believing in him: by which, as they express their sense of the weakness, and imperfection of their faith; and their great desire to have it increased, which might be for their comfort, and his glory; so they acknowledge his divine power, and that he is the author and finisher of faith; and that as the beginning, so the increase of it is from him: wherefore faith is not of a man's self, or the produce of man's freewill and power, but is the gift of God; and even where it is, it is not in man to increase it, or add to it, or to draw it forth into exercise; this also is the operation of God. And if the apostles had need to put up such a petition to Christ, much more reason have other men. 5. Lord—(See on [1683]Lu 10:1).

increase our faith—moved by the difficulty of avoiding and forgiving "offenses." This is the only instance in which a spiritual operation upon their souls was solicited of Christ by the Twelve; but a kindred and higher prayer had been offered before, by one with far fewer opportunities. (See on [1684]Mr 9:24.)17:1-10 It is no abatement of their guilt by whom an offence comes, nor will it lessen their punishment that offences will come. Faith in God's pardoning mercy, will enable us to get over the greatest difficulties in the way of forgiving our brethren. As with God nothing is impossible, so all things are possible to him that can believe. Our Lord showed his disciples their need of deep humility. The Lord has such a property in every creature, as no man can have in another; he cannot be in debt to them for their services, nor do they deserve any return from him.
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