Luke 17:1-7 NIV

Sin, Faith, Duty

1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.

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2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

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3 So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sisterasins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.

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    • — 17:3 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.
      4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

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      5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

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      6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

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      7 “Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’?

      Study tools for Luke 17:1-7

      • a 17:3 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman.
      • b 17:12 - The Greek word traditionally translated "leprosy" was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
      • c 17:21 - Or "is within you"
      • d 17:24 - Some manuscripts do not have "in his day."
      • e 17:35 - Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 24:40.