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

  • Bruce
    disciple: You have that backwards. Noah and his Family were taken away from the destruction coming. The same with Lots Family. The same is going to happen in the end. He will take The Ones Washed in His Blood away from The Wrath coming on The Whole World and so shall We ever be with The Lord. Has He Tugged on Your Heart? Ask Forgiveness. You will be Washed,Baptized,Changed. Salvation is WOW!!!
  • A disciple
    Peter; from the examples used by the Lord here; who were the ones remaining? not the wicked, but the saved! Only Noah, and they that were with him in the ark were left after the cataclysm. Of all those who lived in the cities of the plain, on the south shore of what is now the Dead Sea; only Lot and his family escaped the overthrow of fire and burning sulfur. Read Matthew 13; the evil are removed.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    May we NOT be among those who will be left behind when the Lord shall come. To ensure that this happens, we must be ready for His Kingdom through our being washed in the Blood of the Lamb. This chapter also underscores the importance of appreciating God's goodness towards us. One out of the ten lepers returned to thank Jesus.
  • 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.

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