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Luke 17:1-10 (New International Version)

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Sin, Faith, Duty

1 Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to sin1 are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come.2 2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones3 to sin.4 3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him,5 and if he repents, forgive him.6 4 If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him."7 5 The apostles8 said to the LORD,9 "Increase our faith!" 6 He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed,10 you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.11 7 "Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, 'Come along now and sit down to eat'? 8 Would he not rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me12 while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'? 9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 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.' "13
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