He said to His disciples, "1It is inevitable that astumblingblockscome, but woe to him throughwhom they come!2"2It bwould be better for him if a millstone were hungaround his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would causeone of theselittleones to stumble.3"cBe on your guard! 3If your brothersins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.4"And if he sinsagainst you 4seventimes a day, and returns to you seventimes, saying, 'I repent,' dforgive him."55The apostlessaid to 6the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
And 7the Lordsaid, "If you ehadfaithlike8a mustardseed, you would say to this9mulberrytree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea '; and it would fobey you.7"Which of you, having a slaveplowingortendingsheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Comeimmediately and gsitdown to eat'?8"But will he not say to him, '10Preparesomething for me to eat, and properly hclothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and iafterward you jmay eat and drink '?9"He does not thank the slavebecause he did the things which were commanded, does he?10"So you too, when you doall the things which are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthyslaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.' "