17:1 Jesus said to his disciples, “Stumbling blocks are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
17:2 It would be better for him to have a millstone tied around his neck and be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
17:3 Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.
17:4 Even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times returns to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
17:6 So the Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this black mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled out by the roots and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
17:7 “Would any one of you say to your slave who comes in from the field after plowing or shepherding sheep, ‘Come at once and sit down for a meal’?
17:8 Won’t the master instead say to him, ‘Get my dinner ready, and make yourself ready to serve me while I eat and drink. Then you may eat and drink’?
17:9 He won’t thank the slave because he did what he was told, will he?
17:10 So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, ‘We are slaves undeserving of special praise; we have only done what was our duty.’”
17:11 Now on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.
17:12 As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance,
17:13 raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
17:14 When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went along, they were cleansed.
17:15 Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.
17:16 He fell with his face to the ground at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (Now he was a Samaritan.)
17:17 Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
17:18 Was no one found to turn back and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
17:19 Then he said to the man, “Get up and go your way. Your faith has made you well.”
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