Luke 17:1

“Then said he vnto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come, but wo vnto him through whom they come.”

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Other Translations

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come!
- King James Version

He said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto his disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe unto him, through whom they come!
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to his disciples, It cannot be but that offences come, but woe [to him] by whom they come!
- Darby Bible

Then he said to the disciples, It is impossible but that causes of sin will come: but woe to him by whom they come!
- Webster's Bible

Jesus said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that causes of stumbling should come; but alas for him through whom they come!
- Weymouth Bible

He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through whom they come!
- World English Bible

And Jhesu seide to hise disciplis, It is impossible that sclaundris come not; but wo to that man, bi whom thei comen.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said unto the disciples, `It is impossible for the stumbling blocks not to come, but wo [to him] through whom they come;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:1


17:1 It is impossible but offences will come - And they ever did and do come chiefly by Pharisees, that is, men who trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others. #Mt 18:6|; Mr 9:42.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:1


Lu 17:1,2 Various Sayings of Christ SUMMARY OF LUKE 17: Offenders and Offenses. The Power of Faith. The Ten Lepers Cleansed. The Kingdom of God. The Coming of Christ. Lot's Wife. It is impossible but that causes of sin will come. See notes on Mt 18:6-7.

Discussion for Luke 17

  • Steve morrow
    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 --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 --17:3-- take heed to yourselves if thy brother trespass against thee --- REBUKE HIM ---and if he repent forgive him
  • BSP
    Verse 6~True faith can result in miracles. Having strong faith in Jesus Christ and Jehovah God can help us to overcome any obstacle.
  • BSP
    Verses 20,21~Jesus indicated that it would take discernment to recognize the signs of the last days and perceive where we are in the stream of time.
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger." The Lord knows when the crowds are thronging and pressing at Him, and when one touches Him in faith that virtue goes out from Him. Jesus also is aware of how many take His healing and salvation and go their way NOT returning to give God glory.
  • A disciple
    "Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I expect not. 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." When we have been explicitly told what we are to believe and do, and how to think of ourselves, how then is obedience something special or extra?
  • A disciple
    "Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!" Keeping with the context and continuance of the previous chapters, it was the covetous and hostile disobedient rich who derided the Lord and let Lazarus perish with poverty and hunger right at their own front gate. This kind treat Christians the same way, without any concern.

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