Modern Literal Version
[Luke 17]




     17:1 Now he said to his disciples, It is inevitable that offenses might come, but woe to him, through whom they come! 17:2It is beneficial for him if a millstone rotated by a donkey encompassed his neck, and he has been tossed into the sea, rather than that* he should offend one of these little ones.



     17:3Take-heedĎ to yourselves; and if your brother sins against {Greek: at or toward} you, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. 17:4And if hesins against {Greek: at or toward} you seven-times in the day, and should turn again to you seven-times in the day, saying, I repent. You will be forgiving him.




     17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Add to our faith.



     17:6 Now the Lord said, If youĎ have faith like a kernel of a mustard-seed, youĎ would say to this mulberry fig tree, Be uprooted and be planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed* youĎ.17:7But which one out of youĎ, having a bondservant plowing or shepherding, will immediately sayto him, when* he has entered in from the field, having passing near, Lean-back at the table.17:8But will youĎ not rather say to him, Prepare something so I may dine. And when* you gird yourself, serve me, until I eat and drink and you may eat and may drink after these things.17:9He does not give gratitude to that bondservant because he did the things which were commanded him, does he? I think not. 17:10So also youĎ, whenever youĎ have done all the things which were commanded to youĎ, sayĎ, We are useless bondservants, because we have done what we are obligated to have done.




     {Luk 17:11-37; Borders of Samaria and Galilee; Luk 18:1-14; early 30 AD; no parallels.}



     17:11 And it happened, while* he was traveling to Jerusalem, that he was going through themiddle of Samaria and Galilee. 17:12 And while entering into a certain village, ten men who were lepers encountered him there, who stood farther out; 17:13 and they lifted up their voices, saying, Jesus, Master*, show-mercy to us.



     17:14 And when* he saw them, he said to them, When* you travel back, showĎ yourselves to the priests.



     And it happened, while* they were going, they were cleansed. 17:15 Now one out of them, having seen that he was healed, turned back with a loud voice, glorifying God; 17:16 and he fell upon his face beside his feet, giving-thanks to him, and he was a Samaritan.



     17:17 But Jesus answered and said, Werethere not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?17:18Was there no one found, except this immigrant, who returned to give glory to God? 17:19 And he said to him, Stand and travel. Your faith has saved you.




     17:20 And having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God is coming, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God is not coming with observation;17:21nor will they say, Behold, here! Or, behold there! For* behold, the kingdom of God is within youĎ.




     17:22 Now he said to the disciples, The days will be coming, when youĎ will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and youĎ will not see it.17:23And they will say to youĎ, Behold here! Behold there! DoĎ not go away, nor pursue them. 17:24For* just-like the lightning, which flashes from the one end under heaven, and shines to the other end under heaven; so will the Son of Man be in his day. 17:25But first it is essential for him to suffer many things and to be rejected* by this generation. 17:26And just-as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will also be in the days of the Son of Man. 17:27They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being betrothed, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed themall.17:28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 17:29but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.17:30According to these things, it will be in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.17:31In that day, he who will be upon the housetop and has his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them up, and let the one who is in the field, likewise let him not turn behind for them. 17:32RememberĎ Lot's wife. {Gen 19:26}17:33Whoever seeks to save his life will be losing it, but whoever loses it will be preserving it.17:34I say to youĎ, There will be two men upon one bed in that night; the one will be taken and the other will be left. 17:35Two women will be grinding at the same place; the one will be taken and the other will be left.17:36{T}There will be two men in the field; the one will be taken and the other will be left.



     17:37 And they answered and say to him, Where, Lord?



     Now he said to them, Where the body is, the vultures will also be gathered together there.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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