A. 17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come:
B. but woe unto him, through whom they come!
B’. 2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
A’. than that he should offend one of these little ones.
A. 17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him;
B. and if he repent, forgive him.
A’. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day,
B’. and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
A. 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
A’. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
A. 7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
B. 8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
B’. 9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
A’. 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
A. 11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
B. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
B’. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
A’. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.