Luke 17:7

“But which of you hauing a seruant plowing, or feeding cattell, will say vnto him by & by when he is come from the field, Goe and sit downe to meate?”

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Other Translations

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?
- King James Version

"Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down to eat'?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say unto him, when he is come in from the field, Come straightway and sit down to meat;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But which of you, having a servant who is ploughing or keeping sheep, will say to him, when he comes in from the field, Come now and be seated and have a meal,
- Basic English Bible

But which of you [is there] who, having a bondman ploughing or shepherding, when he comes in out of the field, will say, Come and lie down immediately to table?
- Darby Bible

But which of you having a servant plowing, or feeding cattle, will say to him immediately, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to eat?
- Webster's Bible

But which of you who has a servant ploughing, or tending sheep, will say to him when he comes in from the farm, `Come at once and take your place at table,'
- Weymouth Bible

But who is there among you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say, when he comes in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down at the table,'
- World English Bible

But who of you hath a seruaunt erynge, or lesewynge oxis, which seith to hym, whanne he turneth ayen fro the feeld, Anoon go, and sitte to mete;
- Wycliffe Bible

`But, who is he of you -- having a servant ploughing or feeding -- who, to him having come in out of the field, will say, Having come near, recline at meat?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:7


17:7 But which of you - But is it not meet that you should first obey, and then triumph? Though still with a deep sense of your utter unprofitableness.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:7


Lu 17:7 Which of you? This parable is drawn from the Eastern usages where the same servant who works in the field often serves at the table.

Discussion for Luke 17

  • John
    "The gifts of God are without repentance."
  • Word
    Timothy your right about the statement that they are not speaking of gay men but you should mention the first one taken should of read verse 23 before he chased after antichrist. The first ones that you read about in scripture are the ones taking after the false messiah and are deceived And the ones left in the field or on the housetops are working and watching and waiting for the true Christ. They read the first seal and believed God and read the scriptures and know Satan is coming claiming to be God and claiming to be the Savior. Satan will look like the Lamb but he still speaks like the dragon because he twist scriptures and lies.
  • Timothy for verse 34
    two men in one bed only means two men of the same circumstance, has nothing to do with homosexuality. If two men were actually in bed together doing an immoral act when jesus came back do you actually believe that he would take one of them? wake up its the same for liars murderers adulterers and whoever else decides to not follow him saved previously or not. :
  • The spirit will be saved and live whilst the body is lost. Evil or vultures that seek to devour the spirit are in th body mind
  • Chitsanzo H Mokiwa for verse 5
    It's all about recognizing your shortfall and asking for a specific direct help!!!!
  • John Hodge
    This chapter is reminding man, to get ready because His coming is very near. God also displaying His, Unconditional-Love to mankind, still asking that old question 'Adam where art thou? Throughout the ages He's asking that same question in Luke,asking where are the rest 90 in giving 'Thanks' to God and His Son for His Loving-kindness and tender-mercy...in spite of our un-thankfulness to Him. In the days of Lot and Noah man god is still materialistic things until now! God sill loves us and giving us time to repent and be prepared for His soon returns to this earth.

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