Modern Literal Version
[Luke 17]

     17:1 Now he said to his disciples, It is inevitable for offenses not to come, but woe to him, through whom they come! 17:2It is beneficial for him if a millstone rotated by a donkey encompassed around his neck, and he has been tossed into the sea, rather than that* he should offend one of these little ones.

     17:3Take-heed* 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 more faith to us.

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

     {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 voice, saying, Jesus, Master*, show-mercy to us.

     17:14 And having seen them, he said to them, After traveling back, show* yourselves to the priests.

     And it happened, while* they were proceeding away, they were cleansed. 17:15 Now one out of them, having seen that he was healed, returned 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, After you have stood up, travel on. Your faith has cured 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 you*.

     17:22 Now he said to the disciples, The days will be coming, when you* will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you* will not see it.17:23And they will say to you*, Behold here! Or behold there! Do* 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* away from 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, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyedthem all.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.17:31He who will be upon the housetop in that day, 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. 17:32Remember* Lot's wife. {Gen 19:26}17:33Whoever should seek to save his life will be losing it, but whoever loses it will be preserving it.17:34I say to you*, There will be two men upon one bed in this 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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