Luke 17:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come. 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 well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any 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 Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness. 3 So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
4 And if he does you wrong seven times in a day, and seven times comes to you and says, I have regret for what I have done; let him have forgiveness. 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 And the twelve said to the Lord, Make our faith greater. 5 The apostles said to the LORD, "Increase our faith!"
6 And the Lord said, If your faith was only as great as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this tree, Be rooted up and planted in the sea; and it would be done. 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.