Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to stumble1 are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come.22It would be better for you to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around your neck than for you to cause one of these little ones3 to stumble.43So watch yourselves. "If a brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them;5 and if they repent, forgive them.64Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying 'I repent,' you must forgive them."75
The apostles8 said to the Lord,9 "Increase our faith!"
He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed,10 you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.117"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'?8Won't he rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me12 while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'?9Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?10So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "13
Now on his way to Jerusalem,14 Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.1512
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosya16 met him. They stood at a distance1713
and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master,18 have pity on us!"
When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests."19 And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God20 in a loud voice.
He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan.2117
Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"19
Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."22
Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come,23 Jesus replied, "The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed,21nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,'24 because the kingdom of God is in your midst."b22
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,25 but you will not see it.2623People will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them.2724For the Son of Man in his dayc will be like the lightning,28 which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.25But first he must suffer many things29 and be rejected30 by this generation.3126"Just as it was in the days of Noah,32 so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.27People 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 was the same in the days of Lot.33 People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.30"It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.3431On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.3532Remember Lot's wife!3633Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.3734I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.35Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."3837
"Where, Lord?" they asked. He replied, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."39