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Chapter 17


Update:  2023.04.07


Luke 17:1 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas) of him (autou), “Of the (tou) [scandals, RE], it is (estin) inconceivable (anendekton) of the (ta) scandals (skandala) not to come (mē elthein)!


Moreover (plēn), woe (ouai) [to him, AE] through (di’) whom (hou) [scandal, RE] is caused to come (erchetai)!


Luke 17:2 (LIT/UBS4) Is he let loose in the end (lusitelei) if (ei) for him (autō) he causes himself to lay around (perikeitai) about (peri) the (ton) neck (trachēlon) of him (autou) [a] mill (mulikos) stone (lithos) and (kai) has been flung (erriptai) into (eis) the (tēn) sea (thalassan), or (ē) that (hina) he may scandalize (skandalisē) one (hena) of the (tēn) small ones (mikrōn) of these (toutōn)?


Luke 17:3 (LIT/UBS4) Pay attention to (prosechete) yourselves (heautois)


If perhaps (ean) the (ho) brother (adelphos) of you (sou) may sin (hamartē) into (eis) you (se), epitomize (epitimēson) [his sin, AE] to him (autō);


and (kai) if perhaps (ean) he may repent (metanoēsē), let him go (aphes autō).


Luke 17:4 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) if perhaps (ean) seven times (heptakis) of the (tēs) day (hēmeras) he may sin (hamartēsē) into (eis) you (se), and (kai) seven times (heptakis) upon turning (epistrephē) to (pros) you (se) saying (legōn), ’I repent’ (metanoō), let him go (aphēseis autō)!"


Luke 17:5 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) the (hoi) apostles (apostoloi) enunciated (eipan) to the (to) lord (kurio), “Add to (prosthes) us (hēmin) belief (pistin)!”


Luke 17:6 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) the (ho) lord (kurios) enunciated (eipen), “If (ei) you hold (echete) belief (pistin) as (hōs) [a] kernel (kokkon) of [a] mustard tree (sinapeōs), perhaps (an) you would be saying (elegete) to this (tautē) the (tē) sycamine tree (sukaminō), ‘Be rooted out (ekrizōthēti) and (kai) be planted (phuteuthēti) in (en) to the (tē) sea (thalassē)’, and (kai) perhaps (an) it would have obeyed (hupēkousen) you (humin).


Luke 17:7 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) who (tis) out (ex) of you (humōn) having (echōn) [a] slave (doulon) plowing (arotriōnta) or (ē) shepherding (poimainonta), whose (hos) [slave, RE] having entered in (eiselthonti) out (ek) of the (tou) field (agrou), he shall state (erei) to him (autō) straightaway (eutheōs), ‘Having passed (parelthōn), fall up377 (anapese)!?’


Luke 17:8 (LIT/UBS4) BUT (all’), shall he absolutely not state (ou erei) to him (autō), ‘Make [it, AE] ready (hetoimason) for whatever (ti) I may dine on (deipnēsō);


and (kai) having girdled yourself around (perizōsamenos) minister (diakonei) to me (moi) until (heōs) I may eat (phagō) and (kai) I may drink (piō).


And (kai) with (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta) you (su) shall make yourself to eat (phagesai), and (kai) you shall make yourself to drink (piesai)’!?


Luke 17:9 (LIT/UBS4) Does he not have (mē echei) grace (charin) for the (tō) slave (doulō) because (hoti) he did (epoiēsen) the things (ta) having been thoroughly arranged (diatachthenta)?


Luke 17:10 (LIT/UBS4) Thusly (houtōs) you (humeis) also (kai), when perhaps (hotan) you may have done (poiēsēte) all (panta) the things (ta) having been thoroughly arranged (diatachthenta) for you (humin), do you say (legete) that (hoti), ‘We are (esmen) useless (achreioi) slaves (douloi)


Things which (ho) we were owing (ōpheilomen) to do (poiēsai) we have done (pepoiēkamen)'?”


Luke 17:11 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) in (en) the (tō) [time of that, AE] he caused it to come to pass (egeneto) to make himself go (poreuesthai) into (eis) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm).


And (kai) he (autos) was making himself come through (diērcheto) through (dia) [the] middle (meson) of Samaria (Samareias) and (kai) of Galilee (Galilaias).


Luke 17:12 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) of him (autou) entering in (eiserchomenou) into (eis) some (tina) village (kōmēn), ten (deka) leprous (leproi) males (andres) confronted (apēntēsan) him (autō), ones who (hoi) stood (estēsan) distantly (porrōthen).


Luke 17:13 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) they (autoi) raised (ēran) [the] voice (phōnēn) [of them, AE], saying (legontes), “Jesus (Iēsou), master (epistata), have mercy (eleēson) for us (hēmas)!”


Luke 17:14 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he having seen (idōn) [the ten leprous males, v12, RE] he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Having been caused to go (poreuthentes), thoroughly show (epideixate) yourselves (heautous) to the (tois) sacrificial priests (hiereusin).”  


And (kai) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (tō) [time, AE] of them (autous) to get underway (hupagein), they were cleansed (ekatharisthēsan)!


Luke 17:15 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) one (heis) out (ex) of them (autōn), he having seen (idōn) that (hoti) he was healed (iathē), he returned (hupestrepsen), glorifying (doxazōn) the (ton) God (theob) with (meta) [a] great (megalēs) voice (phōnēs).


Luke 17:16 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he fell4098 (epesen) upon (epi) [the] face (prosōpon) [of him, AE] alongside (para) of the (tous) feet (podas) of him (autou), giving thanks well (eucharistōn) to him (autō).


And (kai) he was being (ēn) [a] Samaritan (Samaritēs).


Luke 17:17 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) having been caused to make [a] decision (apokritheis), the (ho) Jesus (Iēsous) enunciated (eipen), “Were absolutely not (ouch) the ones (hoi) cleansed (ekatharisthēsan) ten (deka)?


But (de) where (pou) [are] the (hoi) nine (ennea)?


Luke 17:18 (LIT/UBS4) They absolutely were not found (ouch heurethēsan), ones having returned (hupostrepsantes) to give (dounai) glory (doxan) to the (tō) God (theō), if (ei) not (mē) this one (houtos), the (ho) one of another genus (allogenēs)!”


Luke 17:19 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) he enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), “Having stood up (anastas), cause yourself to go (poreuou).


The (hē) belief (pistis) of you (sou) has made you whole (sesōken se)!”


Luke 17:20 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he having received [an] inquiry (eperōtētheis) under (hupo) [authority, AE] of the (tōn) Pharisees (pharisaiōn) for when (pote) the (hē) Kingdom (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) is caused to come (erchetai), he was caused to make [a] decision (apekrithē) for them (autois), and (kai) he enunciated (eipen), “The (hē) Kingdom (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) is absolutely not caused to come (ouk erchetai) with (meta) careful watching alongside (paratērēseōs)!


(The Pharisees inquired about only when does the Kingdom of the God come.  For a thorough explanation by Jesus Christ about what is the Kingdom of the God, and when, and where, and how does the Kingdom of the God come into a believer, see Mark 4:1-32.)


(Where is the Kingdom of the God?)


Luke 17:21 (LIT/UBS4) But they shall absolutely not state (oude erousin), ‘Behold (idou), here (hōde)!’ or (ē), ‘Behold (idou), there (ekei)!’


Because (gar) behold (idou), the (hē) Kingdom932 (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) is (estin) within (entos) you (humōn)!” 


(For what is the Kingdom of the God, see Rom. 14:17.)


(For the God, under his new covenant, being IN believers, and he working IN and THROUGH them, see Lev. 26:11-12; Ezek. 11:19-20, 36:25-27; Mat. 13:33; Luke 17:20-21; John 3:3-8, 14:20-21, 26, 17:14-21; Rom. 8:8-11; 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 4:3-7, 6:14-7:1, 13:3-5, 14; Gal. 1:15-16, 2:20, 4:18-19; Eph. 2:17-22, 3:14-19; Col. 1:27; 2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. 3:6, 13:20-21; 1 John 3:23-24, 4:7-8, 15-16)


(For how near is the Kingdom of the Heavens, i.e., the Kingdom of God, see Mat. 3:2, 4:17, 6:10, 10:7, 26:29; Mark 1:15, 9:1, 11:10, 14:25, 43; Luke 10:9-11, *17:20-21, 19:12, 22:18, 47; 1 Cor. 6:12, 10:23, 11:25; Heb. 8:8, 9:15)


(Jesus Christ stated that, “… behold, the Kingdom of the God is within you!” (Luke 17:21). So when can the Kingdom of the God become within a believer: before a believer dies, while still here upon earth, or after the resurrection? Apostle Paul stated that  “… flesh and blood can absolutely not inherently power itself to inherit the Kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 15:50).  But Paul stated also, “… the ones being in flesh can absolutely not inherently power themselves to be agreeable to God. But you are absolutely not in flesh, BUT, in Spirit, if so be it Spirit of God homesteads in you!” (Rom. 8:8-9), implying that those who have received God’s gift of holy Spirit are now agreeable to him. So we can see that the God doesn’t consider us to be in the flesh if we have received his paternal gift of holy Spirit, and have become sons of the God!  So then is reception of God’s gift of holy Spirit, and subsequently becoming agreeable to him, the only prerequisite to entering into the Kingdom of God, i.e. receiving the Kingdom of God into one’s self?  Where does it say in the biblical texts that a believer must first die before being able to receive the Kingdom of God? If the God is homesteading within us, then isn’t that where his Kingdom is (1 Cor. 3:17, 6:19; 2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2:19-22; Rev. 21:3, 22)?)


Luke 17:22 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas), “Days (hēmerai) shall cause themselves to come (eleusontai) when (hote) you shall lust (epithumēsete) to see (idein) one (mian) of the (tōn) days (hēmerōn) of the (tou) Son (huiou) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou), and (kai) you shall absolutely not cause yourselves to gaze at (ouk opsesthe) [one, RE]!


Luke 17:23 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) they shall state (erousin) to you (humin), ‘Behold (idou), there (ekei)!’, or (ē), ‘Behold (idou), here (hōde)!’


Do not go (mē apelthēte), but neither (mēde) pursue (diōxēte) [it, AE]!


Luke 17:24 (LIT/UBS4) Because (gar) so be it as (hōsper) the (hē) starlight (astrapē) star-lighting (astraptousa) shines (lampei) out (ek) of the (tēs) [one part, AE] under (hupo) the (ton) heaven (ouranon) into (eis) the (tēn) [other part, AE] under (hup) heaven (ouranon), thusly (houtōs) the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthropou) shall cause himself to be (estai) in (en) the (tē) day (hēmera) of him (autou).


(For those whose “eye” “sees the light”, i.e., the knowledge and spiritual understanding of the Word of the God, and who become so wholly full of “light” that subsequently their physical body becomes illuminated as starlight, see Mat. 17:1-3, 24:27, 28:1-3; Mark 9:1-3; *Luke 11:34-36, 17:22-24; Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18. Many references can be found also through searching on light (phos), glory (doxa), illuminated (phōtizō), [an] illuminated one (phōteinos), lamp (luchnos), etc.)


Luke 17:25 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) first (prōton) it is necessary (dei) of him (auton) to suffer (pathein) many things (polla), and (kai) to receive disapproval (apodokimasthēnai) from (apo) the (tēs) generation (geneas) of this (tautēs).


Luke 17:26 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) down as (kathōs) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of Noah (Nōe), thusly (houtōs) it shall cause itself to be (estai) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of the (tou) Son (huiou) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) also (kai).


Luke 17:27 (LIT/UBS4) They were eating (ēsthion), they were drinking (epinon), they were marrying (egamoun), they were being married (egamizonto), until (achri) of which (hēs) day (hēmeras) Noah (Nōe) entered in (eisēlthen) into (eis) the (tēn) ark (kibōton), and (kai) the (ho) cataclysm (kataklusmos) came (ēlthen), and (kai) it destroyed (apōlesen) all things (pantas).


Luke 17:28 (LIT/UBS4) Likewise (homoiōs), down according to as (kathōs) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of Lot (Lōt), they were eating (ēsthion), they were drinking (epinon), they were going to market to buy (ēgorazon), they were selling (epōloun), they were planting (ephuteuon), they were building domed-roof houses3618 (ōkodomoun).


Luke 17:29 (LIT/UBS4) But (de) [the] day (hēmera) which (hē) Lot (Lōt) went out (exēlthen) from (apo) Sodoms4670 (Sodomōn) it rained (ebrexen) fire (pur) and (kai) sulfer (theion) from (ap’) heaven (ouranou), and (kai) it destroyed (apōlesen) all things (pantas).


(See Gen. 14:2-11 for Paul's two plurals, Sodoms and Gomorrahs, which may be dysphemisms for referencing the moral corruption of the whole five cities area in the valley of Siddim.)


Luke 17:30 (LIT/UBS4) It shall be (estai) down according to (kata) the (ta) same things (auta) [the] day (hēmera) for which (hē) the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) is revealed (apokaluptetai).


Luke 17:31 (LIT/UBS4) In (en) the (tē) day (hēmera), that one (ekeinē), one who (hos) shall be (estai) upon (epi) the (tou) rooftop (dōmatos), and (kai) the (ta) vessels (skeuē) of him (autou) [shall be] in (en) the (tē) house (oikia), do not step down (mē katabatō) to remove (aria) them (auta)!


And (kai) the one (ho) in (en) [a] field (agrō), likewise (homoiōs), do not return back (mē epistrepsatō) into (eis) the things (ta) behind (opisō)!


Luke 17:32 (LIT/UBS4) Remember (mnēmoneuete) the (tēs) female (gunaikos) of Lot (Lōt).


Luke 17:33 (LIT/UBS4) If perhaps (ean) whoever (hos) may search (zētēsē) to peripheralize (peripoiēsasthai) the (tēn) soul (psuchēn) of him (autou), he shall lose (apolesei) her (autēn).  


But (d’) perhaps (an) whoever (hos) may lose (apolesē) her (autēn), he shall live (zōogonēsei)!


Luke 17:34 (LIT/UBS4) I say (legō) to you (humin), [in, AE] the (tē) night (nukti) to this (tautē) [day, v31, RE] they shall cause it to come to pass to themselves (esontai), two (duo) upon (epi) one (mian) bed (klinēs);


the (ho) one (heis) shall be taken along (paralēmphthēsetai), and (kai) the (ho) one of another kind (heteros) shall be let go (aphethēsetai).


Luke 17:35-36 (LIT/UBS4) There shall be (esontai) two (duo) grinding (alēthousai) upon (epi) the (to) same place (auto);


the (hē) one (mia) shall be taken along (paralēmphthēsetai), but (de) [the] one of another kind (hetera) shall be let go (aphethēsetai)."


Luke 17:37 (LIT/UBS4) And (kai) they having been caused to make [a] decision (apokrithentes), they say (legousin) to him (autō), “Where (pou), lord (kurie)?”


But (de) the (ho) [lord, RE] enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Wherever (hopou) the (to) body (sōma) [is], there (ekei) the (hoi) eagles (aetoi) also (kai) shall be caused to be brought together (episunachthēsontai).”