Luke 17:9

9 Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?

Read Luke 17:9 Using Other Translations

Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?
And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not.

What does Luke 17:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 17:9

Doth he thank that servant
As if he had done him a favour, and what he was not obliged to;

because he did the things that were commanded him?
for, as a servant, he ought to do them, and in so doing does but his duty: he may indeed be commended for it, but not thanked:

I trow not;
or "I think not"; it do not seem so to me, as if he would, or, as though it was proper and necessary he should. The Ethiopic version leaves out this last clause.

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