Luke 17:1-10 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.' "