Luke 17:7

Unworthy Servants

7 "Will any one of you who has a servant[a] plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and recline at table'?

Luke 17:7 In-Context

5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
6 And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
7 "Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and recline at table'?
8 Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'?
9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek bondservant; also verse 9
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