Jesus Warns of Offenses
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no
offenses should come, but woe to him through whom
they do come! 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.
heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you,
rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
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.”
Faith and Duty
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6 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.
which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep,
will say to him when he has come in from the field,
‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?
will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my
supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten
and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’?
9 Does he
thank that servant because he did the things that were
commanded him? I think not.
likewise you, when you have done all those things which
you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants.
We have done what was our duty to do.’”
Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed
through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men
who were lepers, who stood afar off.
they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus,
Master, have mercy on us!”
when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show
yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they
went, they were cleansed.
one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned,
and with a loud voice glorified God,
fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him
thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed?
But where are the nine?
there not any found who returned to give glory to God
except this foreigner?”
19 And He
said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made
The Coming of the Kingdom
Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom
of God would come, He answered them and said, “The
kingdom of God does not come with observation;
will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed,
the kingdom of God is within you.”
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.
they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do
not go after them or follow them.
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.
first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this
And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in
the days of the Son of Man:
ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and
the flood came and destroyed them all.
Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate,
they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they
but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire
and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is
that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods
are in the house, let him not come down to take them
away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him
not turn back.
32 Remember Lot’s wife.
Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever
loses his life will preserve it.
34 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.
women will be grinding together: the one will be
taken and the other left.
men will be in the field: the one will be taken and
the other left.”
they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?”
So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the
eagles will be gathered together.”