Luke 17:16

16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Luke 17:16 in Other Translations

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
16 He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.
16 He kneeled at Jesus' feet, so grateful. He couldn't thank him enough - and he was a Samaritan.
16 He fell facedown at His feet, thanking Him. And he was a Samaritan.

Luke 17:16 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 17:16

And he fell down on his face at his feet
For being cleansed, he might draw nigh unto Jesus; and which he did, with the most profound respect unto him, and reverence of him; and having a deep sense of the favour he had received from him, prostrated himself in this manner before him:

giving him thanks;
who had shown compassion to him, had exerted his power on him, and had favoured him with such a singular mercy, as restoring him to health:

and he was a Samaritan;
this is particularly remarked by the evangelist, because the Samaritans were reckoned by the Jews, to be ignorant and irreligious persons, and no better than Heathens; and yet this man behaved as a religious good man, who had a sense of his mercy, knew his duty, and his obligations, and performed them; when the other nine, who very likely were all Jews, acted a very stupid and ungrateful part.

Luke 17:16 In-Context

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 he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”

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