Luke 17:6

“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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said, If yee had faith as a graine of mustard seede, yee might say vnto this Sycamine tree, Be thou plucked vp by the root, and be thou planted in the sea, & it should obey you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would obey you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, If your faith was only as great as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this tree, Be rooted up and planted in the sea; and it would be done.
- Basic English Bible

But the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard [seed], ye had said to this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you.
- Darby Bible

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye might say to this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would obey you.
- Webster's Bible

If your faith, replied the Lord, "is like a mustard seed, you might command this black-mulberry-tree, `Tear up your roots and plant yourself in the sea,' and instantly it would obey you.
- Weymouth Bible

The Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree, 'Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
- World English Bible

And the Lord seide, If ye han feith as the corn of seneuei, ye schulen seie to this more tre, Be thou drawun vp bi the rote, and be ouerplauntid in to the see, and it schal obeie to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the Lord said, `If ye had faith as a grain of mustard, ye would have said to this sycamine, Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:6


17:6 And he said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed - If ye had the least measure of true faith, no instance of duty would be too hard for you. Ye would say to this sycamine tree - This seems to have been a kind of proverbial expression.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:6


Lu 17:6 As a grain of mustard seed. See PNT "Mt 13:32". Sycamine tree. A species of the fig. It should obey you. See notes on Mr 11:22-26.

Discussion for Luke 17

  • 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!!!!
  • 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.
  • Derrick francis
    Luke is a very a interesting chapter and its a eye opening verse and I teaches you that went god blesses you must give thanks to him and serve him that when you are in need again he can help you and when you don 't thank him. HE WILL forgive you and he will help you again because he forgives you 70 7
  • Sandy
    Heres what I got out of this chapter. People better get right with God now! God isn 't going to wait for us to get ready.. God can do whatever he wants, He 's God and he created us for him!!
  • Kukula Na Kulipa Ronald for verse 32
    This verse once again shows the weakness of women after that of Eve that they are more materialistic than spiritual.It asks us all to be mindful of the heavenly possession than the earthly ones.

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