Luke 17:2

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his necke, and he cast into the Sea, then that he should offend one of these little ones.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It would be well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any of these little ones.
- Basic English Bible

It would be [more] profitable for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should be a snare to one of these little ones.
- Darby Bible

It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.
- Webster's Bible

It would be well for him if, with a millstone round his neck, he were lying at the bottom of the sea, rather than that he should cause even one of these little ones to fall.
- Weymouth Bible

It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
- World English Bible

It is more profitable to him, if a mylne stoon be put aboute his necke, and he be cast in to the see, than that he sclaundre oon of these litle.
- Wycliffe Bible

it is more profitable to him if a weighty millstone is put round about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to stumble.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:2


17:2 Little ones - Weak believers.


Discussion for Luke 17

  • Helen B
    To Mary Nickel. See Isaiah 4 verse 1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. Read chapter 3 to better understand this verse.




  • Mary Nickell
    My dad had told me long ago about women being so bad in the last days, and the Bible saying that they would be begging for a man and man would have nothing more to do with them. Was trying to find it and am having trouble with looking for it. If you could find it, I would appreciate it. Thank you
  • Isaac
    from that event there is a lesson of tithe. Ten were heal right? one came back to say THANK u. I found out that Jesus now bless and prayed for him initially he didn't he only sent them. so when we pay tithe from what He has bless us with he add more and increases it, remember also when you say thank you, you enroll for more blessing. 1 return, and he was enroll for more blessing.
  • 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

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