Luke 17:3

“ Take heed to your selues: If thy brother trespasse against thee, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgiue him.”

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Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
- King James Version

"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness.
- Basic English Bible

Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother should sin, rebuke him; and if he should repent, forgive him.
- Darby Bible

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother shall trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he shall repent forgive him.
- Webster's Bible

Be on your guard. "If your brother acts wrongly, reprove him; and if he is sorry, forgive him;
- Weymouth Bible

Be careful. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.
- World English Bible

Take ye hede you silf; if thi brothir hath synned ayens thee, blame hym; and if he do penaunce, foryyue hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Take heed to yourselves, and, if thy brother may sin in regard to thee, rebuke him, and if he may reform, forgive him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 17:3


17:3 Take heed to yourselves - That ye neither offend others, nor be offended by others. #Mt 18:15|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 17:3


Lu 17:3,4 If thy brother shall trespass against thee, rebuke him. See notes on Mt 18:15-22. Observe that kind rebuke, as well as forgiveness, is a duty.

Discussion for Luke 17

  • 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.
  • Eutychus
    "And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith." A thing for which we all seek. Unfortunately, the people we ask to help the Lord increase our faith, are usually folks who are PAID to teach us how to have faith...they themselves not having faith enough to live as the Bible says, "Take no thought for the morrow, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewith shall ye be clothed."

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