Luke 17 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus said to his followers, "Things that cause people to sin will happen, but how terrible for the person who causes them to happen! 1 Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come.
2 It would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a large stone around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to sin. 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 ones to sin.
3 So be careful! "If another follower sins, warn him, and if he is sorry and stops sinning, forgive him. 3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
4 If he sins against you seven times in one day and says that he is sorry each time, forgive him." 4 If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him."
5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Give us more faith!" 5 The apostles said to the LORD, "Increase our faith!"
6 The Lord said, "If your faith were the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Dig yourself up and plant yourself in the sea,' and it would obey you. 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.
7 "Suppose one of you has a servant who has been plowing the ground or caring for the sheep. When the servant comes in from working in the field, would you say, 'Come in and sit down to eat'? 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 No, you would say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat. Then get yourself ready and serve me. After I finish eating and drinking, you can eat.' 8 Would he not rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'?
9 The servant does not get any special thanks for doing what his master commanded. 9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?
10 It is the same with you. When you have done everything you are told to do, you should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done the work we should 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.' "
11 While Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he was going through the area between Samaria and Galilee. 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
12 As he came into a small town, ten men who had a skin disease met him there. They did not come close to Jesus 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance
13 but called to him, "Jesus! Master! Have mercy on us!" 13 and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!"
14 When Jesus saw the men, he said, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." As the ten men were going, they were healed. 14 When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 When one of them saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus, praising God in a loud voice. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
16 Then he bowed down at Jesus' feet and thanked him. (And this man was a Samaritan.) 16 He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus said, "Weren't ten men healed? Where are the other nine? 17 Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
18 Is this Samaritan the only one who came back to thank God?" 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"
19 Then Jesus said to him, "Stand up and go on your way. You were healed because you believed." 19 Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
20 Some of the Pharisees asked Jesus, "When will the kingdom of God come?" Jesus answered, "God's kingdom is coming, but not in a way that you will be able to see with your eyes. 20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation,
21 People will not say, 'Look, here it is!' or, 'There it is!' because God's kingdom is withinn you." 21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."
22 Then Jesus said to his followers, "The time will come when you will want very much to see one of the days of the Son of Man. But you will not see it. 22 Then he said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
23 People will say to you, 'Look, there he is!' or, 'Look, here he is!' Stay where you are; don't go away and search. 23 Men will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them.
24 "When the Son of Man comes again, he will shine like lightning, which flashes across the sky and lights it up from one side to the other. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.
25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by the people of this time. 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 When the Son of Man comes again, it will be as it was when Noah lived. 26 "Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 People were eating, drinking, marrying, and giving their children to be married until the day Noah entered the boat. Then the flood came and killed them all. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 It will be the same as during the time of Lot. People were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, and building. 28 "It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.
29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from the sky and killed them all. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 This is how it will be when the Son of Man comes again. 30 "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
31 "On that day, a person who is on the roof and whose belongings are in the house should not go inside to get them. A person who is in the field should not go back home. 31 On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.
32 Remember Lot's wife. 32 Remember Lot's wife!
33 Those who try to keep their lives will lose them. But those who give up their lives will save them. 33 Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
34 I tell you, on that night two people will be sleeping in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.
35 There will be two women grinding grain together; one will be taken, and the other will be left." 35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left. "
36 36 "Where, LORD?" they asked. He replied, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."
37 The followers asked Jesus, "Where will this be, Lord?" Jesus answered, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather." 37