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!

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said he vnto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come, but wo vnto him through whom they come.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Zeingoff
    Lk 20-21 the kingdom comes not with observation. No one will see for we are made in the image of God. That is our bodies within are spirit as the Father is spirit. These sayings of Jesus are always symbolic. Substitute mustard seed/faith for instance. He wants us to work at this and not be blind leading blind. You can't site verse to prove a point, especially from Paul, who taught different
  • Word
    In vs 23 Christ tells us don't go! The one in the field and those that go are going the wrong way. They are taken because of their own ignorance. I think of it as when the false messiah gets here and he acts likes Jesus, looks like Jesus, performs miracles like nothing they have ever seen and he claims to be God return and every body in the world believe it God returned it just has to be. Don't go
  • Stephende
    The Master wasn't speaking, I don't think about some Apocalypse at his returning. No one will witness Him floating down from heaven to beat up the bad guys. What's important to me is that the Kingdom is within, or impressive to the truly faithful, who has humbled himself completely as the parable states. It is one's duty to seek the Kingdom! Your reward is given in secret and no man will rob.
  • Bruce
    Steph: how shall you escape if you neglect so great salvation?Hebrews 2:3/ And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelations 20:15 /--- hast redeemed us to God by thy blood--- Revelations 5:9 / Neither is their salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men,whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
  • Bruce
    Two men,two women: men or women are not in the original they were added by King James. like Irene posted: two Shall be in one bed;-----. two Shall be grinding----. two Shall be in the field;
  • Irene123
    To N; on Lk.17:34 - Isa.1:18; "Come now, let us reason together ....."; " ..... two shall be in one bed ..... "; if Jesus were referring to this sin, neither one in the bed would have been taken. Don't be naïve; God gave s all common sense.

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