Luke 17:10
New International Version
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'"

New Living Translation
In the same way, when you obey me you should say, 'We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.'"

English Standard Version
So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

Berean Study Bible
So you also, when you have done everything commanded of you, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”

Berean Literal Bible
Thus you also, when you may have done all the things having been commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have done that which we were bound to do.'"

New American Standard Bible
"So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'"

King James Bible
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, 'We are worthless servants; we've only done our duty.'"

Contemporary English Version
And that's how it should be with you. When you've done all you should, then say, "We are merely servants, and we have simply done our duty."

Good News Translation
It is the same with you; when you have done all you have been told to do, say, 'We are ordinary servants; we have only done our duty.'"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, We are good-for-nothing slaves; we've only done our duty.'"

International Standard Version
That'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.'"

NET Bible
So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, 'We are slaves undeserving of special praise; we have only done what was our duty.'"

New Heart English Bible
Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.'"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“So also you, whenever you have done all those things that were commanded you, you should say, 'We are unprofitable servants, because we have done that which we were obligated to do.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's the way it is with you. When you've done everything you're ordered to do, say, 'We're worthless servants. We've only done our duty.'"

New American Standard 1977
“So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable slaves: we have done that which was our duty to do.

King James 2000 Bible
So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

American King James Version
So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

American Standard Version
Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.

Webster's Bible Translation
So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all the things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which it was our duty to do.

Weymouth New Testament
So you also, when you have obeyed all the orders given you, must say, "'There is no merit in our service: what we have done is only what we were in duty bound to do.'"

World English Bible
Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.'"

Young's Literal Translation
'So also ye, when ye may have done all the things directed you, say -- We are unprofitable servants, because that which we owed to do -- we have done.'
Study Bible
The Power of Faith
9Does he thank the servant because he did what he was told? 10So you also, when you have done everything commanded of you, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” 11While Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee.…
Cross References
Job 22:2
"Can a man be of use to God? Can even a wise man benefit Him?

Job 35:7
If you are righteous, what do you give Him, or what does He receive from your hand?

Luke 17:9
Does he thank the servant because he did what he was told?

Luke 17:11
While Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee.

Treasury of Scripture

So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

1 Chronicles 29:14-16
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee…

Job 22:2,3
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? …

Job 35:6,7
If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? …







Lexicon
So
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

also,
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

when
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

you have done
ποιήσητε (poiēsēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

everything
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

commanded
διαταχθέντα (diatachthenta)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1299: To give orders to, prescribe, arrange. From dia and tasso; to arrange thoroughly, i.e. institute, prescribe, etc.

of you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

should say,
λέγετε (legete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

‘We are
ἐσμεν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

unworthy
ἀχρεῖοί (achreioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 888: Unprofitable, useless, unworthy. Useless, i.e. unmeritorious.

servants;
Δοῦλοι (Douloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

we have only done
πεποιήκαμεν (pepoiēkamen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

our duty.’”
ὠφείλομεν (ōpheilomen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3784: Or, its prolonged form opheileo probably from the base of ophelos; to owe; figuratively, to be under obligation; morally, to fail in duty.
(10) Say, We are unprofitable servants.--There is something very suggestive in the use of the same word as that which meets us in the parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:30). God, we are taught, may recognise and reward the varying use which men make of gifts and opportunities. But all boasting is excluded; and in relation to God the man who has gained the ten talents has to own that he has nothing that he has not received, and to confess that he stands, as it were, on a level with the "unprofitable servant." Any personal claim on the ground of merit falls to the ground before such a declaration, and still more any speculative theory of works of supererogation, and of the transfer of the merits gained by them from one man to his fellow-servants and fellow-sinners.

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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