And the Lord answered, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. But which of you having a servant ploughing In order to keep the disciples humble in the performance of such miraculous works; and that they might not imagine they could have any thing at the hands of God by merit; and to excite them to go on from one duty to another; and never think they have done, or done enough, or more than what is their duty, Christ delivers the following parable. [31] In that day, he which shall be on the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Luke 17:17. οὐχ ( οὐχὶ , T.R. Observe how it had been with sinners formerly, and in what state the judgments of God, which they had been warned of, found them. 17. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, "I repent,' forgive him." 2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Luke 1:17. And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? In both accounts, the context is about the coming Kingdom of God on Earth. [32] Remember Lot's wife. Luke's favorable treatment of Samaritans is in line with Luke's favorable treatment of the weak and of … On the rocks, when using the symbolism of Gods people, points to Jesus Christ, who is our spiritual Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4 1 Corinthians 10:4And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.American King James Version×). FOUR SAYINGS. We too can be considered by God to be worthy "eagles" in that resurrection, to be with the "body" of Jesus Christ when He returns in power to set up His Kingdom on Earth, and to rule over all the nations with His faithful people. Luke 17:1,2 Christ teacheth to avoid giving occasions of offence, Luke 17:3,4 and to forgive one another. We can now understand that Jesus Christ is the "body" around whom the "eagles" (the Church, His faithful people) will congregate at the resurrection when Jesus returns to this world to rule over all the nations as King of Kings (Revelation 11:15 Revelation 11:15And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.American King James Version×, Zechariah 14:9 Zechariah 14:9And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.American King James Version×, Revelation 5:10 Revelation 5:10And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.American King James Version×). 3 So watch yourselves. 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. [26] And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. [34] I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. • Both were ordered to perform a small, seemingly irrelevant action prior to the healing taking … [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. Luke 17:1,2 Christ teacheth to avoid giving occasions of offence, Luke 17:3,4 and to forgive one another. Did the faithful "eagles (Gods faithful disciples) gather around Jesus Christ when He was resurrected then? What is the "prey," which is "afar off" that the "eagles" seek? Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. A Kernel of Faith. Luke chapter 17. mt0529. The Greek may mean two things. Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea, and it should obey you: for such a tree to be plucked up by the root at a word speaking, is very wonderful and miraculous, and beyond the power of nature; and much more for it to remove into the sea, and plant itself there, where trees grow not; and to believe this should be done, and such a word of command obeyed, one should think required very great faith; and yet, if it was but as a grain of mustard seed, which is very small, it might be done. 1 Jesus said to his followers, “Things will surely happen that cause people to sin. ((w) In Misna Demai, c. 1. sect. So the context of the statement is of the end of the age, just preceding Christ's return and the resurrection of Gods people. 1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. The disciples asked for more faith in Luke 17 and were told a parable (7-10) that almost seems to blow them off. 1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! But Jesus said, "Be on your guard! American King James Version×, Jesus prophesies the events immediately preceding His return to this earth and the resurrection of Gods faithful people: "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…Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. What does Luke 17:17 mean? "(Luke 17:25) The word translated "suffer"is Greek paschō, "suffer, endure, undergo." In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus heals ten lepers and only the Samaritan among them thanks him, [Luke 17:11–19] although Luke 9:51–56 depicts Jesus receiving a hostile reception in Samaria. After that, he was seen of above five hundred brothers at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep. 17:25 Or suffer many things. Luke 17:7. [35] Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" ): asking a question and implying an affirmative answer. At the same time, he foreshadows the eventual healing of that hostility. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him: When someone sins against you, you s… And he said to them, Wherever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.American King James Version×and Matthew 24:28 Matthew 24:28For wherever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.American King James Version×and ask what the context surrounding these verses is. JESUS CLEANSES TEN LEPERS. [36] Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Luke 17:34-37. • Both Naaman and the Samaritan leper were foreigners who sought healing from a Godly Jew. With this designation Luke alludes to a centuries-long story of religious rivalry and ethnic friction. [30] Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she. The region of Samaria, along with Galilee to the north, had once … Continue reading "Commentary on Luke 17:11-19" This is symbolically represented in two examples. This story is found in Luke 17:7-10. Commentary on Luke 17:11-19 View Bible Text . This, by Maimonides (w), is said to be a wild fig tree; but the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions render it, the "mulberry tree": and that the sycamine and mulberry tree are the same, Beza shows from Dioscorides, Athenaeus, and Galen; though whether it is the same with the sycamore in Luke 19:4 is not certain. Luke 17. [36] Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Commentary on Luke 17:20-37 (Read Luke 17:20-37) The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. © 1995–2020 All correspondence and questions should be sent to info@ucg.org. Luke 17:20. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. [30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. Luke 17. So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'" Luke 17:20-37 New International Version (NIV) The Coming of the Kingdom of God. 11 The word translated "be rejected"is Greek apodokimazō, "reject (after scrutiny), declare useless, to regard as unworthy/unfit and therefore to be rejected." Luke 17:1-10, Forgiveness, Faith, and Service. It would be extremely difficult. Luke 1:17. [25] But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. "And they answered and said to Him, 'Where, Lord? Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow | Learn more... With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later! Luke 17:5. As with God nothing is … [27] They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Luke distinguishes between this and συκομορέα, the fig-mulberry (Luke 19:4). What does the verse mean? And when he was demanded of the Pharisees Or "asked" by them; who expected the Messiah, and that when he was come he would set up a temporal kingdom, and deliver them from the Roman yoke; when they should enjoy great liberty, peace, and prosperity; so that they might put the following question to Christ in a serious manner, agreeably to these expectations: or it may be … 2. Yet, let’s explore another option for interpreting Luke 17:20–21. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. Since in God's sight no man can even do his full duty Psalms 143:2), it is impossible that he can do MORE than his duty. 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?' & in Bava Bathra, c. 2. sect. Offenses Literally "occasions for stumbling." The names were sometimes confused, but a physician would readily make the distinction, as both were used medicinally. The Pharisees have, of course, been prominent, largely due to their opposition to Jesus, His teaching, and His practice. Now that we have unlocked the symbolic meaning of Job 39:27-30 Job 39:27-30 [27] Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high? Better to wear a millstone necklace and take a swim in the deep blue sea than give even one of these dear little ones a hard time! 1 Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. Other scriptures show by analogy, metaphor, or allegory what "eagles" can symbolize. "Vultures" is chosen because they are known for eating dead flesh (although hungry eagles also eat dead animals). Christ compared the time of His Coming to the days of Noah. And he said to them, Wherever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. The context of Jesus’ statement is a question put to Him by His Pharisee detractors who had asked when the kingdom of God would come (verse 20). But there is no clear attestation for such a meaning as “among” or “in the midst” for the adverb ... Ilaria Ramelli, “Luke 17:21: ‘The Kingdom of God is inside you.’ The Ancient Syriac Versions in Support of the Correct Translation,” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 12/2 (Summer 2009), pp. Why the hostility? The Lord his God, the Lord Jesus Christ, whose forerunner he was; the messenger of him, that according to the prophecies in ( Isaiah 40:3 ) ( Malachi 3:1 ) was to go before him, and prepare his ways; as he did by his wonderful conception and birth, which made way for the more easy belief of the conception and birth of the Messiah, by a virgin; and by his preaching the doctrine of … Luke 17:21 Or is within you. Thus, Jesus’ statement in Luke 17:21 could mean, ‘the kingdom is within reach.’” [8] In other words, with the king present in the person of Jesus the kingdom for the nation of Israel, and consequently the world, was in an imminent, or any moment, state of expectancy. If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed. From there it spies out the prey; its eyes observe from afar. Luke 17:34-37. LUKE 17:1-10. On the rocks it dwells and resides, on the crag of the rock and the stronghold. Its young ones suck up blood; and where the slain are, there it is" (Job 39:27-30 Job 39:27-30 [27] Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high? 3 So watch yourselves. Luke 17:1-6 New International Version (NIV) Sin, Faith, Duty. “One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice” (v. 15). 2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a large stone around his neck than to cause one of these weak people to sin. [29] From there she seeks the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. In other words, in order to derive its true meaning, Luke 17:20–21 must also be studied alongside Luke 19:11–27 and Luke 21:31. We will read from v. 5. You might not like this answer but, at the very least it will make clear what I believe Jesus is or truly was… This was not a quote from Jesus but is instead an assertion of the hierarchy of the times these were written. Luke 17. 2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Some understand it to mean that the Son of Man will inevitably appear … It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in the heart by the power of Divine grace. 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). And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Sin, Faith, Duty. Luke 17:3 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman. Luke 17:34-35.But the decision at the Parousia, what a separation it will be!—a separation of those who are in the temporal life united in a perfectly common position. 17 ... 17 1-2 He said to his disciples, “Hard trials and temptations are bound to come, but too bad for whoever brings them on! 17. In Revelation 18:2, Babylon the Great is described as being “a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird.”. I n order to give His disciples a perspective on the meaning of servanthood, the Lord Jesus told the parable of the unprofitable servant. So He said to them, 'Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together" (Luke 17:37). 19 Then he said to him, 'Rise and go; your faith has made you well.'" 3 So watch yourselves. Luke 17:14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them When upon their loud cry he looked up, and towards them, and saw what a condition they were in, his compassion moved towards them, and he ordered them to do as follows; go show yourselves unto the priests. : the vehement emphasis of Christ’s words is toned down in Lk. [28] Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; Luke 17:31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. The essence of Christianity is our faith (trust) in Jesus. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left" (Luke 17:24 Luke 17:24For 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.American King James Version×, Luke 17:35-36 Luke 17:35-36 [35] Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Luke 17:7-10 But who is there of you , etc. Luke 17:14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. 1. (a) If you had no more faith, but the quantity of the grain of mustard seed. Sin and Forgiveness. 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. 20 Once, on being 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.” [] 1 Jesus said to his disciples: 'Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Paul recorded how Jesus was seen by over 500 brethren during the 40 days He revealed Himself after His resurrection to life again (1 Corinthians 15:6 1 Corinthians 15:6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brothers at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep.American King James Version×). Observe how it had been with sinners formerly, and in what state the judgments of God, which they had been warned of, found them. American King James Version×). Amid the various ecclesial, ethical, and liturgical reforms of the sixteenth century, Martin Luther was once asked to describe the nature of true worship. Jesus didn't say it would be easy to do such a thing. And he shall go before him. 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. [25] But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Where are the other nine? And the dead in Christ will rise first. = συμφέρει in Matthew 18:6 .— λίθος μυλικός , a millstone, not a great millstone, one driven by an ass ( μύλος ὀνικὸς , T.R. Commentary on Luke 17:20-37 (Read Luke 17:20-37) The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. [28] She dwells and stays on the rock, on the crag of the rock, and the strong place. 8. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, "I repent,' forgive him." The apostles were overwhelmed with the difficulty of such a task as forgiving a penitent brother seven times: The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" Yet the fact of asking the question implies a certain measure of doubt. The Message Update. Suffering and Rejection Come First (Luke 17:25) "But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. This is not really so difficult. (Luke 17:11-19, NIV) Though it is no doubt based on an actual event, it is also a kind of enacted parable. (Luke 17:3 … 3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. 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. But who is there of you, etc. Sin, Faith, Duty. The answer is found in Matthew 6:33 Matthew 6:33But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.American King James Version×—the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. In this passage, which is in the nature of a parable, Jesus teaches that duty is coextensive with ability, and explodes the doctrine that it is impossible for a man to do "works of supererogation". He was dead for three days and three nights and did not go to His Father in heaven during His time in the grave. 17 ... 17 1-2 He said to his disciples, “Hard trials and temptations are bound to come, but too bad for whoever brings them on! In addition to a wake of vultures being a symbol of God's judgment of shame, a gathering of vultures also indicates a diseased spiritual condition. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to Christ, 11 fourteen generations. Or mulberry. Read commentary on this popular Bible verse and understand the real meaning behind God's Word using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. There is a close connection between 17:20-37 and the preceding context of Luke. The first of these writers makes them to be the same; and the last asserts they are different, and so they should seem by their different names. 3 So be careful! The design is to show, what great things are done by faith, and what an increase of it they should have. 259-286. Luke 17:5-10 Yves I-Bing Cheng, M.D., M.A. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 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. 1-2). In this case, yes there are. "It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Yes, indeed they will: "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. 2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of … 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. What did Jesus mean in Luke 17:37 about the eagles gathered around the body? And thus we shall always be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17:22 Or long for even one day with the Son of Man. Luke 17. He didn’t think that God owed him; he wanted mercy. Better to wear a millstone necklace and take a swim in the deep blue sea than give even one of these dear little ones a hard time! 2 It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Heaven's thunderbolt may strike it down, the wild tornado may tear it to fragments, but nothing short of miraculous power can fairly pluck it up by the roots.". Luke 17:12 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. The only healed leper who turns back to praise Jesus is a Samaritan. Luke 17:5-10 The power of faith, and defect of merit toward God in. 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. It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in the heart by the power of Divine grace. With this designation Luke alludes to a centuries-long story of religious rivalry and ethnic friction. 17:1-10 It is no abatement of their guilt by whom an offence comes, nor will it lessen their punishment that offences will come. Luke 18:17. Commentators have noted that Jesus employed a proverbial saying to reply to his disciples’ question, “Where, Lord?” (Luke 17:37a); however, they differ on what the proverb means in this context. But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. The only healed leper who turns back to praise Jesus is a Samaritan. If you had it even only in very small measure, instead of finding obedience to that rule too difficult, ye would undertake and see accomplished that even which appears impossible (which requires the highest moral power and strength).” “If your brother sins, tell him he is wrong. 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