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1 One day Jesus said to his disciples, "There will always be temptations to sin, but how terrible it will be for the person who does the tempting. 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 to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around the neck than to face the punishment in store for harming one of these little ones. 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 I am warning you! If another believer sins, rebuke him; then if he repents, forgive him. 3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
4 Even if he wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, 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 One day the apostles said to the Lord, "We need more faith; tell us how to get it." 5 The apostles said to the LORD, "Increase our faith!"
6 "Even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed," the Lord answered, "you could say to this mulberry tree, 'May God uproot you and throw you into 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 "When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, he doesn't just sit down and 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 He must first prepare his master's meal and serve him his supper before eating his own. 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 And the servant is not even thanked, because he is merely doing what he is supposed to do. 9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?
10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, 'We are not worthy of praise. We are servants who have simply done our duty.'" 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 As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria. 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance, 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance
13 crying out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" 13 and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!"
14 He looked at them and said, "Go show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, their leprosy disappeared. 14 When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God, I'm healed!" 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
16 He fell face down on the ground at Jesus' feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan. 16 He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, "Didn't I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? 17 Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
18 Does only this foreigner return to give glory to God?" 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"
19 And Jesus said to the man, "Stand up and go. Your faith has made you well." 19 Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
20 One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, "When will the Kingdom of God come?" Jesus replied, "The Kingdom of God isn't ushered in with visible signs. 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 You won't be able to say, 'Here it is!' or 'It's over there!' For the Kingdom of God is among you. " 21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."
22 Later he talked again about this with his disciples. "The time is coming when you will long to share in the days of the Son of Man, but you won't be able to," he said. 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 "Reports will reach you that the Son of Man has returned and that he is in this place or that. Don't believe such reports or go out to look for him. 23 Men will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them.
24 For when the Son of Man returns, you will know it beyond all doubt. It will be as evident as the lightning that flashes across the sky. 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 the Son of Man must suffer terribly and be rejected by this generation." 25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
26 "When the Son of Man returns, the world will be like the people were in Noah's day. 26 "Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.
27 In those days before the flood, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came to destroy 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 "And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business -- eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building -- 28 "It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.
29 until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 Yes, it will be 'business as usual' right up to the hour when the Son of Man returns. 30 "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
31 On that day a person outside the house must not go into the house to pack. A person in the field must not return to town. 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 what happened to Lot's wife! 32 Remember Lot's wife!
33 Whoever clings to this life will lose it, and whoever loses this life will save it. 33 Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
34 That night two people will be asleep in one bed; one will be taken away, 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 Two women will be grinding flour together at the mill; one will be taken, the other 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 "Lord, where will this happen?" the disciples asked. Jesus replied, "Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near." 37