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

  • Irene123
    v. 17 - the 9 that were healed - were just physically healed; the 'one' was spiritually healed - saved. also - this praise the one gave Jesus was done in public and was a witness to many others. we are to be witnesses of him.
  • Eric
    And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
  • Paul
    Sadly in this world around there is drinking ,and sexual deviants,etc....and unless people stop and look around, and see that if they continue in there ways , they will surely like in noahs day be left in tidal surge of mans ignorance
  • BSP
    In verse 17 Jesus asked where the other 9 lepers that were healed were. Only 1 leper turned around to thank Jesus for what he had done. We want to make sure we are expressing our thankfulness each day.
  • John
    "The gifts of God are without repentance."
  • Chitsanzo H Mokiwa for verse 5
    It's all about recognizing your shortfall and asking for a specific direct help!!!!

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