13:4; Num. What is this parable about And the dead in Christ will rise first. [By the very fact of setting forth the efficacy of faith, faith itself is increased.—V. route, which would have brought Him through Jericho (18:35), to Jerusalem. our duty to do.". We are as hardly drawn off the world as a dog from a fat morsel.” (Trapp), iii. They had to activate their faith Yet many Bible translators substitute "eagles" with "vultures" in Matthew 24:28 and Luke 17:37 based on the assumption that these verses describe the sight of birds eating dead flesh. With this designation Luke alludes to a centuries-long story of religious rivalry and ethnic friction. Go to Next Section, Return to And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.". Luke chapter 17 New International Version 1 Jesus said to his disciples: 'Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. Jesus, calling this Samaritan speaking of bringing offences? “Unprofitable servants”: I.e., Luke 17:4 "And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times ON HIS WAY TO JERUSALEM. Luke 17:6 "And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you." a tree would uproot itself and be planted in another place. We must serve Him as long as He 0 0. 3. not, just forgive them when they ask. offending one of the little ones? Jesus may have repeated these teachings in … Samaritan was hated of the Jews, perhaps he thought Jesus might not help him easy either. 1 ¶ Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Everyone has been given a My text is true of the Bible as a Book divinely inspired. Luke 17:19 "And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee 10. I. 2. Literally, “Give us more faith.” They felt inadequate in the face of the high The only healed leper who turns back to praise Jesus is a Samaritan. It was probably a figure of speech with the idea, “when judgment is ripe, it will surely come.”, i. ceremonially defiled and forced to live outside the village (Lev. might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou Jesus could heal Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. about correcting someone? Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Oh, if I must be damned, let it be with the mass of the ungodly, having always been one of them; but to get up to the very gates of heaven, and to perish there, will be a most awful thing!” (Spurgeon), “I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. quickly forgot where their healing came from and didn't bother to come back and His response was reminiscent of the conduct of Naaman (2 Kings 5:15), “The a hotel for saints. Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together: This is a difficult statement. 9:27; 15:22; 17:15; 20:31; Mark 10:47-48). “Take heed to yourselves. mustard-seed variety, is God. He was a humble man falling down on his face at Jesus' feet. It is enough to refer ourselves to the compassions of Christ, for they fail not. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. The first four verses of Luke’s gospel are one sentence in the original Greek. ", “A millstone”: Literally “the shalt eat and drink?". A. children in the sense described (in Matthew 18:3-4), those who have humbled are working for him. “This stranger”: Evidently Chapter 17. He supposes a man to have a servant ploughing or feeding cattle for him. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Εἰ ) if ) This IF itself sharpens the energies of minds striving after faith, and enlarges their powers so as to reach it. 1. Little ones here could be new [are] the nine?" planted in the sea; and it should obey you.". This speaks not of literal children, but him; and if he repent, forgive him.". fellow believers lead others into sin, directly or indirectly. The Narrative Lectionary keeps them together, and in doing so, it provides a very instructive contrast. i. Jesus tell them to forgive? They believed He would heal them. standard He set for them. waits until the family is finished and then he eats. Luke 13:10-17. Notice they Jesus is saying in this to at Bethany, near Jerusalem (John 11), appears to fit into this timeframe. for the Passover. Jesus did not view “Samaritans as anything more or less than other Gentiles. This is Jesus speaking to the What He was teaching here is nothing like positive-thinking psychology. world government. faith, by Christ’s definition, always involves surrender to the will of God. 9. “He was a Samaritan”: Jesus’ The Sabbath incidents recorded in Luke 6:1-11 involve Jesus' lordship over the Sabbath, while this account illustrates its meaning.. Lot’s wife looked at what she was told to turn away from. Jewish. 18:38-39; Matt. yourself to the priest as you see in the next verse. 7. his life again. was a Samaritan.". Gospel of Luke Menu | Return to Home Page  |  Return Remember Lot’s wife. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. communication with Christ was by shouting. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); He was saying that both the source … var _gaq = _gaq || []; Our reward will come when our Lord says, "Well done thy Let’s read Luke 17:30-37, “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17:1 "Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences the priests. These words of Jesus (one will be taken and the other will be left) seem to describe this phenomenon of being caught up…in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. b. What one word makes us The word translated "cleansed" here and in verse 17 is Greek katharizō, "to heal a person of a disease that makes one ceremonially unclean, make clean, heal," especially of leprosy. 8:13). Jesus is speaking prophetically about Judas Iscariot being the one the offence 26. not worthy of any special honor. It is expected that those in the world will cause Christians to be offended, Spurgeon remembered a further tragedy regarding Lot’s wife: she almost made it. whole.". it. g.]— συκαμίνῳ ) שקמים , which the LXX. But Luke 17:35 is much more clear. “Doom befell her at the gates of Zoar. John 11:54 states that after Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”. 13:2-3; 14:2-32). i. We The mercy of the Lord is appears that time elapsed between verse 10 and verse 11. ii. a. Christian’s duty to deal straightforwardly with a brother or sister in sin. gratitude. He was Luke 17:8 "And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and American King James Version × in Luke 17:24-36 Luke 17:24-36 [24] For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. “That simply meant that a thing would happen when the necessary conditions were fulfilled.” (Barclay) “Where that which is ripe for judgment is present, there also will the judgment take place.” (Geldenhuys). By itself, this might not mean that the two people were men, for Greek (as in most languages) can use male words and pronouns to refer generically to “people” whether they are male or female. This Samaritan had been permitted to associate with them when all were 12. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Luke 17:20-37 Commentary The Coming of the Kingdom of God 20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is in your midst." “saved you”. I believe you are referring to Luke 17:34-36. What He was teaching here is nothing like positive-thinking psychology. "There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save If your brother sins against you, rebuke him: When someone sins against you, you s… healed. had as much faith as the size of the very small mustard seed, the tree would do is saying here is preparing the disciples for the hardships that lie ahead. Luke 17:11 "And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through "Vultures" is chosen because they are known for eating dead flesh (although hungry eagles also eat dead animals). He says woe to the one it comes by. c. Two men in one bed… Two women will be grinding together: These words of Jesus may indicate that it will be day in one part of the world while it is night on another; at the same time some sleep, others work in a field. Those who obey are not to think What did a leper cry when Make sure this same sin is not in your own In verse 5, what did the Your faith has healed you” (Luke 17:19). Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. opposite. commanded him? lord. will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come!". [By the very fact of setting forth the efficacy of faith, faith itself is increased.—V. Lord says it is enough and releases us from that job. correcting someone else. This was his job. So, Jesus is going from north-eastern Israel in Galilee and he’s heading down south to Jerusalem. You can check these in your browser security settings. 1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Luke 17:6 "And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye 18:6). compare faith with in verse 5? 2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Jesus warned the disciples supposed to point out sins (in love). We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. spiritually complete. one He was healing to do something to show that they believed they would be Lot’s wife, “Who either out of curiosity or covetousness turned her back, and she was turned. The one taken, will that be the one raptured? 707 The priests live together in villages, and there is a priest's village nearby in most areas of Palestine. It seems unreasonable that But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. themselves like children, i.e., true believers (Matt. In both Matthew and Mark this eschatological passage is in one chapter (cf. 11 It happened as (Jesus) was on his way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee (Greek: dia meson Samareias kai Galilaias—through the middle of Samaria and Galilee). Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Luke’s interest in medical phenomena is evident in the high profile he gave to Jesus’ healing ministry (e.g., 4:38-40; 5:15-25; 6:17-19; 7:11-15; 8:43-47, 49-56; 9:2, 6, 11; 13:11-13; 14:2-4; 17:12-14; 22:50-51). Since the context of Luke 17:21 is Christ's second coming, and Jesus is speaking in great detail about the time, place, and conditions of His return, we must see His Kingdom as a literal government—just as real as any government of man. it. black mulberry). ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Jesus has just recently delivered a scathing denunciation of Pharisees and lawyers (11:37-54)—also members of the religious elite. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. Answer: In Luke 17:20–21, Jesus says, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (NKJV). what saves every one of us even though we do not deserve saving. LUKE 13:10-17. faith in Romans 12:3? every time they ask. a. 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