Luke 17:17
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?

Berean Study Bible
“Were not all ten cleansed?” Jesus asked. “Where then are the other nine?

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus, having answered, said, "Were not the ten cleansed? But 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?

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

Contemporary English Version
Jesus asked, "Weren't ten men healed? Where are the other nine?

Good News Translation
Jesus spoke up, "There were ten who were healed; where are the other 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?

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

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they?

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?
Study Bible
The Ten Lepers
16He fell facedown at Jesus’ feet in thanksgiving to Him—and he was a Samaritan. 17“Were not all ten cleansed?” Jesus asked. “Where then are the other nine? 18Was no one found except this foreigner to return and give glory to God?”…
Cross References
Luke 17:16
He fell facedown at Jesus' feet in thanksgiving to Him--and he was a Samaritan.

Luke 17:18
Was no one found except this foreigner to return and give glory to God?"

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 unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

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

John 8:7-10
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her…







Lexicon
“{Were} not
Οὐχὶ (Ouchi)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

[all]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ten
δέκα (deka)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1176: Ten. A primary number; ten.

cleansed?”
ἐκαθαρίσθησαν (ekatharisthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2511: To cleanse, make clean, literally, ceremonially, or spiritually, according to context. From katharos; to cleanse.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

asked.
Ἀποκριθεὶς (Apokritheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“Where then are
ποῦ (pou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4226: Genitive case of an interrogative pronoun pos otherwise obsolete; as adverb of place; at what locality.

the [other]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

nine?
ἐννέα (ennea)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1767: Nine. A primary number; nine.
(17) Were there not ten cleansed?--There is, it is clear, a tone of mingled surprise, and grief, and indignation, in the question thus asked. Looking to the facts of the case, an ethical question of some difficulty presents itself. If the nine had had faith to be healed--and the fact that they were healed implies it--how was it that faith did not show itself further in gratitude and love? The answer is to be found in the analogous phenomena of the spiritual life which are found at times in cases that are as the cleansing of the soul's leprosy. Men have the faith which justifies; they are pardoned, and they have the sense of freedom from the burden and the disease of sin, and yet their lives show no glow of loving gratitude. They shrink from fellowship with those who, having been sharers in the same blessing with themselves, are separated from them by outward lines of demarcation. We may, perhaps, think, without being over-bold, of the twelve disciples of the Baptist, who continued in their separatist life at Ephesus, without knowing the warmth and love and joy of the indwelling of the Spirit, as presenting such analogous phenomena. (See Notes on Acts 19:1-7.) The history of most churches or smaller religious societies, perhaps also that of most individual men, presents many more.

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). 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.
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