Luke 17:1-10 LEB

Sin, Forgiveness, Faith, and Service

1 And he said to his disciples, "It is impossible for causes for stumbling not to come, but woe [to him] through whom they come!

References for Luke 17:1

      2 It would be better for him if {a millstone}a is placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea than that he causes one of these little ones to sin.

      References for Luke 17:2

        • ʘ 17:2 - Literally "a stone belonging to a mill"
          3 "Be concerned about yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
          4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times he returns to you saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."
          5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
          6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith like a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
          7 "And which of you who has a slave plowing or shepherding [sheep]b who comes in from the field will say to him, 'Come here at once [and]c recline at the table'?

          References for Luke 17:7

            • ʙ 17:7 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
            • ʚ 17:7 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("come here") has been translated as a finite verb
              8 Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare something that I may eat, and dress yourself to serve me while I eat and drink, and after these [things] you will eat and drink.'
              9 He will not {be grateful}d to the slave because he did what was ordered, [will he]?e

              References for Luke 17:9

                • ʛ 17:9 - Literally "have gratitude"
                • ʜ 17:9 - *The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here, indicated by "[will he]"
                  10 Thus you also, when you have done all the {things you were ordered to do},f say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done what we were obligated to do.'"

                  References for Luke 17:10

                    • ʝ 17:10 - Literally "things that were ordered to you"