Luke Chapter 17

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Luke 17

1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

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.

3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

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.

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?

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?

9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

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.

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.

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.

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.

19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

23 And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.

24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

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.

32 Remember Lot’s wife.

33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

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.

35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

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36 thoughts on “Luke Chapter 17

  1. 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

    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.

    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?

    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?

    9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

    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.

    The apostles in trying to understand what Jesus was telling them ask him to increase their faith. Jesus willing to help them with their faith, just like he is willing to help us increase our faith. We must understand how much faith means in living for God. We must have faith and increase our faith daily in how we conduct our lives.
    We need to see how we treat the people we are around everyday and how we reward those that are our servants. We must do more than just what is expected of us so we can excel in our walk with God. We must believe God will take care of us and take us higher in the love of God.
    Help us Lord to do more than just my duty, but to be a better servant for God!

  2. 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.

    Without enough faith to start toward the priests while still unclean, they would not have been healed.
    We don’t always need to see the whole picture, we just need to have the faith to start down the path God directs us to.

  3. The difference between Cleansed and Whole

    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.
    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.
    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.
    19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

    Let me draw a better picture for you… here they are 10 lepers, skin deteriorating, falling, the sores still bleeding, and with pus, pieces of their bodies missing, ears, part of the nose, fingers, even lips. They kept the distance, but yelled at Christ PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON US!!!! Jesus in His Great Mercy tells them to go show themselves to the priest. They are still lepers, they are still bleeding, and missing pieces of their bodies; but their faith was big enough to go show themselves. In the way, they look at each other and they are healed. No more bleeding, no more stench, no more whiteness of the skin. Healed, they kept going to go show themselves. Obedient to God. Doing as they were told; but one, yes one, return with JUDAH IN HIS MOUTH. He came back praising, thanking with heart felt gratitude. That one leper was made whole. That means all body parts that were missing were all of the sudden there. His hand is no longer missing fingers, his lips brand new, soft and full of color and life. That is what ENTERING HIS COURTS WITH THANKSGIVING DOES. You are not only forgiven but made whole. Brand new. As if NOTHING have ever happened to you. That is my Miracle Working GOD!!! JESUS!!!! THE ONLY THAT HAS POWER OVER ALL HEAVENS, EARTH, AND EVEN OVER HELL FOR HE HOLDS THE KEYS OF DEATH. MY LORD, MY SAVIOR, MY FRIEND, HIS NAME IS JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What are you waiting for, REPENT, BE BAPTIZE IN JESUS NAME FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS, AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST WITH THE EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT GIVES YOU UTTERANCE. Simple, ask forgiveness, turn around, give ALL PRAISE AND HONOR TO JESUS, AND HE WILL MAKE YOU WHOLE AGAIN.

  4. This chapter of faith reminds us to trust in the Lord and taking that step of faith can bring forth your miracle. Many take that step, receive the answer and then forget where it came from. I praise you Lord and am thankful for every blessing that you bestow upon my family.

    2 Timothy 4:6-8 MSG “You take over. I’m about to die, my life an offering on God’s altar. This is the only race worth running. I’ve run hard right to the finish, believed all the way. All that’s left now is the shouting—God’s applause! Depend on it, he’s an honest judge. He’ll do right not only by me, but by everyone eager for his coming.”

    2 Timothy 4:7 NLT “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.” Same verse AMP “I have fought the good (worthy, honorable, and noble) fight, I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith.”

  5. 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

    We must never forget where He brought us from and what He’s done for us; thank You Jesus for all You’ve done for me!

  6. Luke 17:14 They obeyed Jesus’ command, and in the process found themselves healed. See Leviticus 14:1-32

    17:22 Having addressed the Pharisees, Jesus now directs His teaching to the disciples. Much of what Jesus says is paralleled in Matthew 24. Disciples are not to be deceived, even though the day will come when they will long for Christ to return.

  7. 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him–and he was a Samaritan.17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” NIV
    How many of us are quilty of asking God for a miracle or something we need and when God answers our prayers, we don’t thank him. We go on our way until we need something else. Then when we need something else we thank him from before and then ask again. God is wanting us to thank him in advance for what’s going to happy. God is about to do awesome things for POFW and I want to be in that number when it happens.

  8. Beyond Duty

    Luke 17:10 (KJV Strong’s)
    ” 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.”

    In the Navy I stood with a group of about thirty others and swore to serve and protect this country, and uphold the constitution.

    On that day there were no dry eyes as all felt a patriotic duty, and honor to fight for the land God gave us.

    However there is something that separates one from another. Many blend in to the masses, but some stand out. They go on to valiantly serve fighting behind enemy lines. Those who rescue lives risking their own are awarded prestigious honors.

    One of the highest is called the Medal of Honor. This blue ribbon with thirteen small stars and one large medal star is rewarded for Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

    We have all swore an oath to serve our King and Savior Jesus Christ. However it takes a servant that will go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in eternity.

    If we only do that which is expected we simply fulfill our duty. But if we go above and beyond God has much greater rewards, and many more souls can be saved.

    Luke 17:10 (Wuest – The New Testament: An Expanded Translation)
    ” 10 Thus also, as for you, whenever you do all the things which have been commanded you, say, We are slaves who, because we have done nothing more than that which was commanded us, are not deserving of any meritorious mention. We have done that which we ought to have done.”

    The stories abound of men and women who sold their nice vehicles and purchased passenger vans to reach the lost. Those who gave up success and fame to serve their communities. Many who laid down their lives on foreign soil to spread the gospel to barbaric tribes in deep jungles.

    These are rewarded heaven’s Medal of Honor.

    The question is will we do what is simply our duty only, or will we choose like the heroes of faith to go above and beyond the call of duty?

    2 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV Strong’s)
    ” 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

  9. 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

    27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

    28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

    29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

    30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

    When that day comes and Jesus returns for his people will you be ready? Lord help me to be prepared for that day, that I might see you face to face and live for eternity with you!

  10. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

    people are going to hurt you. and when they come back and say they’ll never do it again… they’ll do it again. It is only the power and the love of God that makes us able to forgive hurt after hurt. This is why we need to be filled with the spirit every day because we never know when offences will come and when they do our hearts have to be ready to forgive no matter the offense.

  11. 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.

    19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
    The power in thanksgiving…
    In this passage we see how much God honors and blesses those who thank Him. To the other nine God simply healed and stopped their leprosy but to the one he restored his limbs that he had lost as a result of the disease. God goes a step further when we praise!

  12. There are so many nuggets in today’s chapter!!

    Forgiveness was the first thing that caught my attention; however, verse 5 will not leave me alone with its reference to forgiveness.

    5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

    The first thing is the apostles recognized their lack of faith. Is it such a hard thing to forgive someone? Are we so perfect that no one else deserves our forgiveness? I have struggled with forgives in the past. However, I can say that I am bitter free today. I hold no grudges against anyone today. In talking with several people this weekend someone stated to me a profound statement; I cannot recall who said it to me though…

    Forgiveness is the first step. Trust takes time to repair. Forgiving someone is the easy part for both parties. It is the rebuilding to the trust that was broken that takes time and effort.

    Thank you whomever said this to me this weekend.

  13. 3, “Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”
    4, “And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.”

    The first thing we need to remember is, if we don’t forgive those who have trespassed against us, God will not forgive us. But, if we do forgive those who have trespassed against us, God will forgive us.” (St. Matt. 6:14-15)

    Also, when we TRUELY FORGIVE someone who has wronged us and hurt us, it brings HEALING in our lives. I learned this lesson about 10 years ago when we moved here to Texas. I believe God brought my family to Texas just to HEAL us from many wrongs and hurts in our lives. I remember the first words Pastor spoke over my husband (Rich) and I was healing for our lives. I knew what that meant. Forgiveness.
    FORGIVENESS = HEALING !!

  14. Where are the other nine?!

    15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

    Seems accordingly to dwell on thanks, during the month of Thanksgiving.
    With holidays all around us how easy it is to get caught up in the joy of our blessings! Yet the blessing isn’t complete until you give in praise!

    Do you receive a gift, without saying thank you? How can we say thank you to man, but not to our heavenly Father?

    Don’t receive a blessing without giving thanks!

  15. 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.'” -Luke 17:10

    Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. -Luke 17:33

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. -Romans 12:1

    My life is not my own!

    For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. -1 Corinthians 6:20

    Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. -1 Corinthians 7:23

  16. “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” They did not believe what was to come as they had heard it for years, and as such they mocked God (Jesus) and the man of God. Even though one may have heard it for years, and many mock again today, one would be wise to recognize the signs and realize the season. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  17. There is power in the name of Jesus. If our father has power then we posses that same power as well. No need for us to be afraid of what the enemy tries to bring our way. We have the opportunity to stand without fear and with all boldness.

  18. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” (‭Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭4‬ NLT)

    My brother has all ways told me this, when someone did me wrong. And it feels good to forgive.

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    5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

    I laughed real hard when I got the “context” of what the disciples were talking about. They said, “Increase our faith” because it takes real faith to forgive someone that many times a day. It almost takes a miracle. Lord, increase our faith because that statement seems impossible.

  20. Gaining the miracle.

    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.

    What would happen if not only you gained a blessing but a miracle? Just by giving God praise. So many times we are content with the blessing of being clean. But what about your miracle? Give God praise in the blessing to receive the miracle.

  21. 3. Take heed for yourselves:
    If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him;
    and if he repent, forgive him.
    4. And if he trespass against thee seven times in
    a day, and seven times in a day turn again to
    thee, saying, I repent;
    thou shalt forgive him.
    The Lord was given this command for our own
    safe.
    Our salvation= peace with God and our own health.
    Because science has proved that most of the sickness are being caused for anger, hatred, bad feelings against someone.
    its require most of the time courage to obey. The disciples knew that , then they said: Increase our faith.
    I said the same: Lord increase my faith!!!!

  22. ONE OF THEM

    15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

    There is a unique reward for the ONE OF THEM that decided to turn back to JESUS to offer Praise. If only 10% or 1 in 10 will turn back to Glorify GOD with a LOUD voice. I WILL be that ONE!

    If there is ONE in every 10 then I challenge you today to be that ONE.

    iWill be ONE of them

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  23. 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.

    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.

    Our cry for mercy must always be followed by praise and thanksgiving unto God who extends that mercy, no matter what the cause may be.

  24. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

    Forgiveness, it’s something preached often but something that is harder to do than to say. And sometimes when you forgive someone of a wrong they have… you may have only forgave them once or a few times, but later the resentment against that person will come back. We need to always remember to forgive and keep forgiving.

    Ephesians 4:30-32 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    Let all bitterness, and wraith, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away with you, with all malice

    And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

  25. Salvation Day

    26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

    27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

    We usually read this passage within the context of simply the return of Jesus, but I believe this describes more than just that. The salvation of the Lord comes in more forms than simply the broad aspect of Him coming for the catching away of the church. Sometimes we need salvation in a particular situation where we are stuck and need God to step in as only He can.
    In those times, we rejoice to see the mighty hand of God at work, but we can take a lesson from what is described in this chapter. Leadinb up to the coming of the Lord, life seemed to just be life as usual; there didn’t seem to be a particular end in sight until suddenly
    Jesus steps on the scene and the day of salvation becomes apparent. Our problems and situations may seem just as difficult and trying as usual, but that doesn’t mean the salvation of the Lord isn’t just around the corner. Our turning point can come quickly and unexpectedly when Jesus says, “today’s the day, and NOW is the time.”

    2 Corinthians 6:2 NLT
    For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.

  26. And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come! (AMP)

    Amen very true! But we have to be like Jesus and defeat the devil with the WORD!!!! We can do all things thru Christ who strengthens us 🙂 God is bigger and mightier than any situation. IN YOU I TRUST JESUS!!!!!

  27. 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.

    Be ready at any moment.

  28. v 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests . And it came to pass, that as they went, they were cleaned.

    We see that faith is not only believing in the Word of GOD but also acting upon it.
    Obedience .

    iRepent
    iPray
    iObey
    iPraise
    iGive thanks in all things

  29. 3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

    4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

    Forgiveness..sometimes it can be a hard thing but what a blessing it is to the soul. Forgiveness frees the one who has been offended more. If can actually catch the big picture that its more blessed to forgive instead of wanting revenge. The Lord will take care of whatever wrong was done, but remember if we forgive, The Lord will forgive us. Thank you Jesus for forgiveness. Thank you for forgiving my sins, thank you

  30. Emendations of the Scribes

    36 [ Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”]
    (Luke 17:36 NASBStr)

    Scholars suggest that verse was added by a scribe. It is annotated in the NIV and NASB translations.

    Generations of scribes, working for the most part in anonymity, have faithfully rendered the Bible as the best preserved work of the ancient world. Although each pen stroke was the result of a scribe’s action, there are in fact very few places where a scribe appears to have intentionally altered the “received” text. Such changes in the Hebrew Bible are identified by the scribal tradition as tiqqune sopherim (“emendations of the scribes”). Various midrashic and Masoretic lists enumerate specific emendations, ranging in total from seven to eighteen.
    Most of these early scribal emendations were introduced based on religious motives in an effort to preserve the sanctity and dignity of the Biblical text. For example, Genesis 18:22 reports that “the men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the L ord.” According to some lists, this verse reflects a tiqqun sopherim, a deliberate scribal change at the end of a verse that originally read “while the L ord was still standing before Abraham.” This change sought to avoid depicting God as a servant awaiting Abraham’s instruction. Another example occurs in Zechariah 2:8 (cf. Heb 2:12), which warns that whoever struck Israel touched “the apple of [God’s] eye.” Scribal lists inform the reader that the original text has a first person suffix, providing the reading “the apple of my eye.” This change sought to avoid the impression that God himself was speaking anthropomorphically, as though he had a physical eye.
    Some changes in the Biblical text, including euphemistic expressions (intended, e. g., to express something less starkly), are not explicitly marked. One such example occurs with respect to the proper names that contain the element “Baal.” The noun Baal, which originally meant simply “Lord,” came later to signify almost exclusively the proper name of the Canaanite god. Later readers were apt to be offended by the appearance of this name in the Scripture, especially when associated with an Israelite. Thus, names that included “Baal” were sometimes changed in order to refrain from speaking even indirectly of false gods. For example, in 1 Chronicles the son of Jonathan is identified as Merib- Baal (1Ch 8:34; 9:40), whereas in 2 Samuel he is called Mephibosheth (2Sa 4:4). Similarly, a son of Saul is called Esh- Baal in 1 Chronicles 8:33 and 9:39 but Ish- Bosheth in 2 Samuel 2:8. In both cases the name Baal has been substituted with “bosheth,” the Hebrew noun for “shame.” The change does not appear to reflect a negative judgment on the individual in question, but rather was a way of condemning the name of Baal.
    The cumulative evidence of the Hebrew Bible shows that such emendations were not carried out systematically. It is also important to emphasize that most early scribal emendations are explicitly identified as such by marginal notations that preserve the text of the original reading. Viewed in this light, such changes provide insight into the religious sensibilities of various readers of the Bible rather than reflecting an attempt to alter the actual wording of the sacred text.
    (2 Samuel 4:1 ArchSB)

    Garrett, Duane, Kaiser Jr., Walter C. “Early Scribal Emendation” Olive Tree Bible App.

  31. Faith !! 3. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him. 4. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. 5. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 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. SING PRAISES TO THE LORD !!!!

  32. 32 Remember Lot’s wife.

    In Jewish history, even though it’s not mentioned in the bible, Lots wife’s name is said to be Edith.
    A lot of things can be said on why she turned back.

    Exodus 33:20
    And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

    One belief is that Lot’s wife looked back to check if her daughters were coming or not. Instead, she saw God descending to rain fire and brimstone upon Sodom and Gomorrah. The sight of God turned her into a pillar of salt.

    The verse was in the middle of the scripture relevant to the rapture. All very interesting.

  33. 1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

    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.

    3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

    4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

    5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

    Forgiveness is the key for us live by each day because offenses come daily! Without forgiving we become bitter and in Nursing we have seen many times that disease has it’s roots in unforgiveness & bitterness. Forgiving is cleansing to the one offended!

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