"[16] There is no way to justify such a comment; and there is no way to justify churches in purchasing such comments and making them available as "authentic Christian literature" in their libraries. Which of these refers to the saved, which to the unsaved? Need some help understanding theology? Some were healed in one circumstance, some in others; most were healed instantaneously; one or two were healed in stages; some were touched by Jesus, others were not; some were commanded to tell it, others forbidden to tell it; some upon the basis of their own faith, others upon the faith of friends; some were healed in his presence, others in absentia; and, true to such diversity, there is a unique angle here, in that they were commanded to go show themselves to the priests (a necessary requirement of the Law, before they could be pronounced cured and reenter society); and they were healed en route! in that of the great discourse on the end of the world (comp. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go and show yourselves unto the priests. After the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. Luke 17:23 in all English translations Bible Gateway Recommends NKJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to … We shall not detail all of the incidents relative to Noah and Lot; those Old Testament narratives should be well known to every Christian; and the lesson here is not what happened to those generations, but what is going to happen to all the world and the generation that abides when the Lord shall come. 14  So when He saw them, He said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." Luke 17 - Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe [to him] through whom they do come! Cried out all the more (Luke 18:39): “The instinctive cry of ungovernable emotion, a scream, an almost animal cry.” c. Have mercy on me: The blind man knew he needed mercy from Jesus. 17 1 Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! cit., p. 297. Luke 17:33-37. Occasions of stumbling ... Bliss observed that the Greek word rendered STUMBLING "meant the trigger of a trap, contact with which would cause the trap to spring. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Amplified® Darby I.S.V. [8] Donald G. Miller, The Layman's Commentary (Richmond: John Knox Press, 1959), p. 125. For example, the glaring misuse of this parable surfaces in a comment like this: "Men who only carry out God's commands have no claim on any reward! NIV 1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. "[37] Paul indicated that the same will be the case with Christians when the final Disaster falls (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. [28] E. J. Tinsley, The Gospel according to Luke (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969), p. 166. (Luke 17:1-2). He didn’t think that God owed him; he wanted mercy. It is the failure to discern this key fact that has confused the exegetes. at seven times. Ask a Question Got a Bible related Question? [4] George R. Bliss, An American Commentary on the New Testament (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: The Judson Press, n.d.) p. 258. Luke 21), some have attributed It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. 6 e So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. As Spence said: Some have vainly supposed that Christianity, like some conquering army, will sweep over every land, capturing the whole world for Jesus, binding all the world, and laying it in golden chains at the blessed Redeemer's feet. Luke 7:1-17 recounts two stories: Jesus’ healing of the centurion’s slave (verses 1-10) and his raising of the widow’s only son at Nain (verses 11-17). [3] We fully agree with Hobbs that there are four pronouncements here, not merely two, as indicated by the paragraphing in the English Revised Version (1885). 4 And if he sins against … Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it — The sense of this and the following verses is, Yet, as great as the danger will be, do not seek to save your lives by violating your consciences; if you do, you will surely lose them; whereas, if you should lose them for my sake, you shall be … 3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. This is the third and final of the three references in this long section of Luke, in which it is mentioned that they were on the way to Jerusalem. There is an abundance of this in the New Testament; but some seem unwilling to see it. "[40] However, it should be remembered that Jesus was not here speaking of just any situation ripe for judgment, but of the final and terminal situation with the posterity of Adam, when at last, their day of grace expired, God shall make an end of all human probation, summoning all people to the judgment of the Great White Throne. Go not away, nor follow after them: for as the lightning, when it lighteneth out of the one part under the heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his day. 11 Now it happened h as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Significantly, these were cataclysmic physical disasters. Luke 17:5 The apostles wanted more faith so they could meet the challenges of God's demands, but Jesus knew that it was not quantity they needed but quality. Luke 17:5-6. 86. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. Luke 2:1-17 New King James Version (NKJV) Christ Born of Mary. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. Causing to Sin 17 1 Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 15  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16  and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. Loud voice ... An almost total failure of the voice is one of the symptoms of leprosy; and, as Trench remarked, "It is not for naught that we are told that he returned `with a loud voice glorifying God'."[22]. Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … Ask Us! To avoid offences, To pray for increase of faith, Humility taught.11-19. 1, 2. Luke 17:33-37. This roundabout route on His last trip to Jerusalem before being crucified provided Him with various opportunities for healing and teaching. cIf your brother sins 3against you, drebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this Gospel as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Apostles ... Lord ... Those commentators who suppose that these terms were retrospectively incorporated in Luke's Gospel at a time long after the events, and at a time when the early church had "developed" these words are wrong. In fact, there is a little different thing in view here, namely, a warning against withholding forgiveness (when it has been asked for). With regard to the discourses which are set forth here, Luke 17:22-37, but in Matthew 24 at another time and in another connection, viz. In that night ... contrasts with "in that day" (Luke 17:31); and some of the ancient skeptics scoffed at the idea that Jesus' coming could be both at night and in the daytime also; but present knowledge of the fact that it is always night on part of the earth, and always day on the other part, has eliminated the question from the writings of modern critics. Luke 17-18 New King James Version << Luke 16 | Luke 17-18 | Luke 19 >> Causing to Sin. "Their question amounted to a request for a `sign from heaven'. 28  Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29  but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 3 Take heed to yourselves. And he said unto his disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe unto him through whom they come. '"[30], Cometh not with observation ... means that the kingdom would not visibly appear at all. Luke 17 New King James Version << Luke 16 | Luke 17 | Luke 18 >> Causing to Sin . It will be updated to the new version soon.] "Rabbis of intellectual eminence were often called `uprooters of mountains' in allusion to their powers of solving difficult questions";[10] and, significantly, Matthew quoted Jesus using the term "mountain" in this same context on another occasion (Matthew 17:20). Even the word "eagles" is stoutly maintained by some to be "vultures," and other scholars, as in the English Revised Version (1885), insist on translating it "eagles.". 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should [] offend one of these little ones. Twice in this episode, the worship of the healed Samaritan, was called "giving God the glory" (Luke 17:15,18); and as it was Jesus whom he worshipped, we must understand that Jesus is God in human form; worshiping Jesus is worshiping God. 35  Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. When God calls us, we may take our newly found power of faith for granted and may be increasingly susceptible to becoming angry at offenses and persecution. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/luke-17.html. Robertson said: There was, of course, one mighty, well-coordinated journey to Jerusalem during the last few months of Jesus' ministry; and all of this long Lukan section deals with what Jesus did in that thorough campaign. 17 Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. This is the third of the four pronouncements. However, three different times, Jesus interrupted the journey to go into the great religious capital of Israel on specific missions, each time returning to take up the final campaign as before. Jesus in this verse announced that a gloomy state of things would prevail on earth before his Second Advent. Ask Us! Luke 17. It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God. [13] Richard C. Trench, op. They are similar in that both recount remarkable miracles performed by Jesus, but note … Continue reading "Commentary on Luke 7:1-17" Besides that, what about those cases in which men sin against others WITHOUT EVER BEING AWARE that they have done so? It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown The Parable of the Unjust Steward - He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. They were probably not absent long. [26] Herschel H. Hobbs, op. Their standing afar off was required by the Old Testament law (Leviticus 13:45f). 19  And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. "[35] That there are, in the very nature of such a passage, difficulties that we cannot fully understand should not deter us. One returns, the alien; the other, saved from a living death, are heard no more. Summers appears to have had something like that in mind, basing his conclusion upon the fact that the word here translated "within" occurs only twice in the New Testament, the other instance being Matthew 23:26 where "the word refers to the inside of a cup or a dish." The dreadful malady of leprosy was a terrible scourge of Mid-East cities in the times of Christ; and, for that matter, still is. 37  And they answered and said to Him, "Where, Lord?" 31  In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. 86">[1] After noting the opinions of many to the contrary, Geldenhuys also said, "It appears to us that there is a unity between the various pronouncements and that (although Luke does not say so) they were uttered on one and the same occasion."[2]. The Second Advent will be bad news for the vast majority of mankind; but it will not be the kind of news any man will be able to ignore. "[23] The obduracy of Israel also appears in the ingratitude of the nine. And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? They were still on their way to the priests. Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . The description is graphic, the healing took place immediately. 3  Take heed to yourselves. Drowning Peter cried out, saying, "Lord, save me," and this student of the word of God will never consent to view these words as the equivalent of "Rabbi, save me" (Matthew 14:30). Ash's comment that "Jesus is always on the way but is no closer to Jerusalem at the last than at the first"[17] discloses an amazing failure to integrate this portion of Luke with the Gospel of John. Luke 17-18: Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! The ravages of the flood were genuine, worldwide, and attested not merely in the word of God, but by the legends of fabled Atlantis and many others. © 2020 Christianity.com. Luke 17:31: In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. Luke 17 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. 17  So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? Why, it may be asked, did the nine not return? 13  And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" [11] Richard C. Trench, Notes on the Parables of Our Lord (Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953), p. 476. Jesus himself named the Twelve "apostles" (Luke 6:13); and they referred to Jesus as "Lord," using the word as a reference to the Godhead. Of course, if that is what they are, there can be no finding fault with such an arrangement by the sacred historian; because Mark also frequently reported such independent items of Jesus' marvelous teaching. Luke 17:11-19. 32  Remember Lot's wife. Luke 17:17 Where [are] the nine? Luke 17 Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! "[9] Jesus' true meaning is found in the Jewish usage of such extravagant figures of speech. "SIZE>, "How often do the love and life of the pardoned sinner fail to respond to the grace that saved him! 17 Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no [ a]offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! Jesus had just finished the parable of Dives and Lazarus, which closed with the implication that Dives had influenced his five brothers to follow a sinful course, an error which he vainly sought to correct from the spirit world. "[39] Also Bruce wrote, "Where there is a situation ripe for divine judgment, the executors of that judgment will unerringly find it out, just like vultures find the carrion. The apparent connection in context is this: the apostles contemplating the marvelous spiritual attainments indicated by Jesus' promise that they had the faith to move trees into the sea would naturally be tempted to pride and vainglory by such envisioned achievements. It will be noted that the English Revised Version (1885) margin renders this place "through the midst of Samaria and Galilee"; and, according to Robertson, that is correct. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. Does God close his ears to our misguided requests? It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in … Luke 17:3 New King James Version << Luke 16 | Luke 17 | Luke 18 >> 3 Take heed to yourselves. Just about the longest parable in the New Testament regards this very thing (Matthew 18:20-35); and there is no need to make Luke's account here a "variable" of other teachings of Jesus in similar words and different circumstances. Doth he thank the servant because he did the things that were commanded? JESUS CLEANSES TEN LEPERS There are several parallels between this story and the story of Naaman, the Gentile who was also healed of leprosy (2 Kings 5:1-19). "[32] There is an element of truth in such a comment; but it must not be understood as teaching that the kingdom is simply something that gets into men. As a matter of fact, if one is going to forgive only those sinners against himself who repent and request it, he will not forgive anyone ten times in a lifetime! [3] Herschel H. Hobbs, An Exposition of the Gospel of Luke (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1966), p. 245. Men either believe this or they don't; and this writer, striving to read the word of the Lord aright, BELIEVES it, with no pretensions whatever of being able to EXPLAIN it. Those who run their lives as they please shall be lost. So He said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.". Jesus looked at the boy and spoke to a dead person as if he were alive. Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it — The sense of this and the following verses is, Yet, as great as the danger will be, do not seek to save your lives by violating your consciences; if you do, you will surely lose them; whereas, if you should lose them for my sake, you shall be repaid with life everlasting. 443-444. Luke 17:5. Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto him By the "Chazan", or minister, to whom he gave it again, ( Luke 4:20) , for the "Chazan" of the synagogue, was, (vmv) , "the minister" F18; one part of whose business was, to deliver the book of the law to, and take it from him that read: when an high priest read, the method taken was this {s}; CHAPTER 17. The NASB simply translates the word as two. 5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." 17 1  Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! The kingdom of God was not in the hearts of the Pharisees!"[33]. Luke 17:17. [12] S. MacLean Gilmour, The Interpreter's Bible (New York: Abingdon Press, 1952), Vol. 24  For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day. 4  And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him.". "Luke 2p. Luke 17:11-19 Jesus' miracle of healing the ten lepers ( Luke 17:11-19 ) begins with Him traveling from Galilee through Samaria and then to Jerusalem, going through Jericho on the way. 1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! They did not need an increase of faith that would bring some reward following its use, but a faith that, although small like a mustard seed, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). One said, O well, Jesus didn't really DO anything. 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. 5  And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." 36  Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left." Can Satan injure God’s children or not? The Dead Sea today lies on the site of the cities of the plain which were destroyed by the cataclysm mentioned here. Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers Luke 17. Jesus' miracle of healing the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19) begins with Him traveling from Galilee through Samaria and then to Jerusalem, going through Jericho on the way.This roundabout route on His last trip to Jerusalem before being crucified provided Him with … I say unto you, In that night, there shall be two men on one bed; and the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Read verse in New King James Version "[31], The kingdom of God is within you ... Special attention is due this statement, because of the error that is associated with it in popular thought. The Narrative Lectionary keeps them together, and in doing so, it provides a very instructive contrast. This roundabout route on His last trip to Jerusalem before being crucified provided Him with various opportunities for healing and teaching. 16, Luke 2p. 33 # Matt. All rights reserved. And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times turn to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. Luke 17 is the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It records the teachings of Jesus Christ and the healing of ten lepers. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off. I think not. So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him that is in the field not return back. Both the sacred historian and the Christ himself teach this in this passage. 22  Then He said to the disciples, "The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should [ b]offend one of … Luke 17:11-19 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Luke 17:34 (NKJV) The NKJV translates that Greek word duo as “two men” in Luke 17:34, but the NASB does not. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 2 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. And he said unto them, Where the body is, thither will the eagles also be gathered together. Luke 17:1-10. There shall be two women grinding together; ... Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. In Luke 17:1-6, Jesus sets up the Parable of the Unprofitable Servants with introductory instruction. Harrison pointed out that "Both in the case of Noah, and that of Lot, God's people were taken away from the scene of Judgment before it occurred.