Luke 17
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1Jesus told his disciples, "It is inevitable that temptations to sin will come, but how terrible it will be for the person through whom they come! 2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. 3"Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. 4Even if he sins against you seven times in a day and comes back to you seven times and says, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

5Then the apostles told the Lord, "Give us more faith!" 6The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you!

7"Suppose a man among you has a servant plowing or watching sheep. Would he say to him when he comes in from the field, 'Come at once and have something to eat'? 8Of course not. Instead, he would say to him, 'Get dinner ready for me, and put on your apron and wait on me until I eat and drink. Then you can eat and drink.' 9He doesn't praise the servant for doing what was commanded, does he? 10That's the way it is with you. When you have done everything you were ordered to do, say, 'We are worthless servants. We have done only what we ought to have done.'"

11One day, Jesus was traveling along the border between Samaria and Galilee on the way to Jerusalem. 12As he was going into a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance 13and shouted, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" 14When Jesus saw them, he told them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." While they were going, they were made clean. 15But one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, came back and praised God with a loud voice. 16He fell on his face at Jesus' feet and thanked him. Now that man was a Samaritan. 17Jesus asked, "Ten men were made clean, weren't they? Where are the other nine? 18Except for this foreigner, were any of them found to return and give praise to God?" 19Then he told the man, "Get up, and go home! Your faith has made you well."

20Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come. He answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with a visible display. 21People won't be saying, 'Look! Here it is!' or 'There it is!' because now the kingdom of God is among you."

22Then Jesus told the disciples, "The time will come during which you will long to see one of these days when the Son of Man is with you, but you will not see it. 23People will say to you, 'Look! There he is!' or 'Look! Here he is!' But don't go and chase after him. 24Because just as lightning flashes and shines from one end of the sky to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his time. 25But first he must suffer a great deal and be rejected by those living today. 26"Just as it was in Noah's time, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage right up to the day when Noah went into the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed all of them. 28So it was in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But on the day when Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed all of them. 30The day when the Son of Man is revealed will be like that. 31"The person who is on the housetop that day must not come down to get his belongings out of his house. The person in the field, too, must not turn back to what's left behind. 32Remember Lot's wife! 33Whoever tries to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34I tell you, two will be seated on the same couch that night. The one will be taken, and the other will be left behind. 35Two women will be grinding grain together. The one will be taken, and the other will be left behind." 36 37Then they asked him, "Where, Lord, will this take place?" He told them, "Wherever there's a corpse, there the vultures will gather."

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