Luke 17:1-10 CSB

Warnings from Jesus

1 He said to His disciples, "Offenses a will certainly come, b but woe to the one they come through!

References for Luke 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Or Traps, or Bait-sticks, or Causes of stumbling, or Causes of sin
    • b 17:1 - Lit It is impossible for offenses not to come
      2 It would be better for him if a millstone c were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

      References for Luke 17:2

        • c 17:2 - Large stone used for grinding grains into flour
          3 Be on your guard. If your brother sins, d rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

          References for Luke 17:3

            • d 17:3 - Other mss add against you
              4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and comes back to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

              Faith and Duty

              5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

              References for Luke 17:5

                  6 "If you have faith the size of e a mustard seed," the Lord said, "you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.

                  References for Luke 17:6

                    • e 17:6 - Lit faith like
                      7 "Which one of you having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he comes in from the field, 'Come at once and sit down to eat'?
                      8 Instead, will he not tell him, 'Prepare something for me to eat, get ready, f and serve me while I eat and drink; later you can eat and drink'?

                      References for Luke 17:8

                        • f 17:8 - Lit eat, tuck in your robe, or eat, gird yourself
                          9 Does he thank that slave because he did what was commanded? g

                          References for Luke 17:9

                            • g 17:9 - Other mss add I don't think so
                              10 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.' "