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Chapter 17


17:1 But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas) of him (autou), “Of the (tou) [scandals, RE], it is (estin) inconceivable (anendekton) of the (ta) scandals (skandala) not to come (mē elthein)!


Moreover (plēn), woe (ouai) [to him, AE] through (di’) whom (hou) [scandal, RE] is caused to come (erchetai)!


17:2 Is he let loose in the end (lusitelei) if (ei) for him (autō) he causes himself to lay around (perikeitai) about (peri) the (ton) neck (trachēlon) of him (autou) [a] mill (mulikos) stone (lithos) and (kai) has been flung (erriptai) into (eis) the (tēn) sea (thalassan), or (ē) that (hina) he may scandalize (skandalisē) one (hena) of the (tēn) small ones (mikrōn) of these (toutōn)?


17:3 Pay attention to (prosechete) yourselves (heautois)


If perhaps (ean) the (ho) brother (adelphos) of you (sou) may sin (hamartē) into (eis) you (se), epitomize (epitimēson) [his sin, AE] to him (autō);


and (kai) if perhaps (ean) he may repent (metanoēsē), let him go (aphes autō).


17:4 And (kai) if perhaps (ean) seven times (heptakis) of the (tēs) day (hēmeras) he may sin (hamartēsē) into (eis) you (se), and (kai) seven times (heptakis) upon turning (epistrephē) to (pros) you (se) saying (legōn), ’I repent’ (metanoō), let him go (aphēseis autō)!"


17:5 And (kai) the (hoi) apostles (apostoloi) enunciated (eipan) to the (to) lord (kurio), “Add to (prosthes) us (hēmin) belief (pistin)!”


17:6 And (kai) the (ho) lord (kurios) enunciated (eipen), “If (ei) you hold (echete) belief (pistin) as (hōs) [a] kernel (kokkon) of [a] mustard tree (sinapeōs), perhaps (an) you would be saying (elegete) to this (tautē) the (tē) sycamine tree (sukaminō), ‘Be rooted out (ekrizōthēti) and (kai) be planted (phuteuthēti) in (en) to the (tē) sea (thalassē)’, and (kai) perhaps (an) it would have obeyed (hupēkousen) you (humin).


17:7 But (de) who (tis) out (ex) of you (humōn) having (echōn) [a] slave (doulon) plowing (arotriōnta) or (ē) shepherding (poimainonta), whose (hos) [slave, RE] having entered in (eiselthonti) out (ek) of the (tou) field (agrou), he shall state (erei) to him (autō) straightaway (eutheōs), ‘Having passed (parelthōn), fall up377 (anapese)!?’


17:8 BUT (all’), shall he absolutely not state (ou erei) to him (autō), ‘Make [it, AE] ready (hetoimason) for whatever (ti) I may dine on (deipnēsō);


and (kai) having girdled yourself around (perizōsamenos) minister (diakonei) to me (moi) until (heōs) I may eat (phagō) and (kai) I may drink (piō).


And (kai) with (meta) [the passing, AE] of these things (tauta) you (su) shall make yourself to eat (phagesai), and (kai) you shall make yourself to drink (piesai)’!?


17:9 Does he not have (mē echei) grace (charin) for the (tō) slave (doulō) because (hoti) he did (epoiēsen) the things (ta) having been thoroughly arranged (diatachthenta)?


17:10 Thusly (houtōs) you (humeis) also (kai), when perhaps (hotan) you may have done (poiēsēte) all (panta) the things (ta) having been thoroughly arranged (diatachthenta) for you (humin), do you say (legete) that (hoti), ‘We are (esmen) useless (achreioi) slaves (douloi)


Things which (ho) we were owing (ōpheilomen) to do (poiēsai) we have done (pepoiēkamen)'?”


17:11 And (kai) in (en) the (tō) [time of that, AE] he caused it to come to pass (egeneto) to make himself go (poreuesthai) into (eis) Jerusalem (Hierousalēm).


And (kai) he (autos) was making himself come through (diērcheto) through (dia) [the] middle (meson) of Samaria (Samareias) and (kai) of Galilee (Galilaias).


17:12 And (kai) of him (autou) entering in (eiserchomenou) into (eis) some (tina) village (kōmēn), ten (deka) leprous (leproi) males (andres) confronted (apēntēsan) him (autō), ones who (hoi) stood (estēsan) distantly (porrōthen).


17:13 And (kai) they (autoi) raised (ēran) [the] voice (phōnēn) [of them, AE], saying (legontes), “Jesus (Iēsou), master (epistata), have mercy (eleēson) for us (hēmas)!”


17:14 And (kai) he having seen (idōn) [the ten leprous males, v12, RE] he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Having been caused to go (poreuthentes), thoroughly show (epideixate) yourselves (heautous) to the (tois) sacrificial priests (hiereusin).”  


And (kai) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (tō) [time, AE] of them (autous) to get underway (hupagein), they were cleansed (ekatharisthēsan)!


17:15 But (de) one (heis) out (ex) of them (autōn), he having seen (idōn) that (hoti) he was healed (iathē), he returned (hupestrepsen), glorifying (doxazōn) the (ton) God (theob) with (meta) [a] great (megalēs) voice (phōnēs).


17:16 And (kai) he fell4098 (epesen) upon (epi) [the] face (prosōpon) [of him, AE] alongside (para) of the (tous) feet (podas) of him (autou), giving thanks well (eucharistōn) to him (autō).


And (kai) he was being (ēn) [a] Samaritan (Samaritēs).


17:17 But (de) having been caused to make [a] decision (apokritheis), the (ho) Jesus (Iēsous) enunciated (eipen), “Were absolutely not (ouch) the ones (hoi) cleansed (ekatharisthēsan) ten (deka)?


But (de) where (pou) [are] the (hoi) nine (ennea)?


17:18 They absolutely were not found (ouch heurethēsan), ones having returned (hupostrepsantes) to give (dounai) glory (doxan) to the (tō) God (theō), if (ei) not (mē) this one (houtos), the (ho) one of another genus (allogenēs)!”


17:19 And (kai) he enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), “Having stood up (anastas), cause yourself to go (poreuou).


The (hē) belief (pistis) of you (sou) has made you whole (sesōken se)!”


17:20 But (de) he having received [an] inquiry (eperōtētheis) under (hupo) [authority, AE] of the (tōn) Pharisees (pharisaiōn) for when (pote) the (hē) Kingdom (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) is caused to come (erchetai), he was caused to make [a] decision (apekrithē) for them (autois), and (kai) he enunciated (eipen), “The (hē) Kingdom (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) is absolutely not caused to come (ouk erchetai) with (meta) careful watching alongside (paratērēseōs)!


(The Pharisees inquired about only when does the Kingdom of the God come.  For a thorough explanation by Jesus Christ about what is the Kingdom of the God, and when, and where, and how does the Kingdom of the God come into a believer, see Mark 4:1-32.)


17:21 But they shall absolutely not state (oude erousin), ‘Behold (idou), here (hōde)!’ or (ē), ‘Behold (idou), there (ekei)!’


Because (gar) behold (idou), the (hē) Kingdom932 (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) is (estin) within (entos) you (humōn)!” 


(For the God, under his new covenant, being IN believers, and he working IN and THROUGH them, see Lev. 26:11-12; Ezek. 11:19-20, 36:25-27; Mat. 13:33; Luke 17:20-21; John 3:3-8, 14:20-21, 26, 17:14-21; Rom. 8:8-11; 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 4:3-7, 6:14-7:1, 13:3-5, 14; Gal. 1:15-16, 2:20, 4:18-19; Eph. 2:17-22, 3:14-19; Col. 1:27; 2 Tim. 1:14; Heb. 3:6, 13:20-21; 1 John 3:23-24, 4:7-8, 15-16)


(For how near is the Kingdom of the Heavens, i.e., the Kingdom of God, see Mat. 3:2, 4:17, 6:10, 10:7, 26:29; Mark 1:15, 9:1, 14:25, 43; Luke 10:9-11, *17:20-21, 19:12, 22:18, 47; 1 Cor. 6:12, 10:23, 11:25; Heb. 8:8, 9:15)


(Jesus Christ stated that, “… behold, the Kingdom of the God is within you!” (Luke 17:21). So when can the Kingdom of the God become within a believer: before a believer dies, while still here upon earth, or after the resurrection? Apostle Paul stated that  “… flesh and blood can absolutely not inherently power itself to inherit the Kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 15:50).  But Paul stated also, “… the ones being in flesh can absolutely not inherently power themselves to be agreeable to God. But you are absolutely not in flesh, BUT, in Spirit, if so be it Spirit of God homesteads in you!” (Rom. 8:8-9), implying that those who have received God’s gift of holy Spirit are now agreeable to him. So we can see that the God doesn’t consider us to be in the flesh if we have received his paternal gift of holy Spirit, and have become sons of the God!  So then is reception of God’s gift of holy Spirit, and subsequently becoming agreeable to him, the only prerequisite to entering into the Kingdom of God, i.e. receiving the Kingdom of God into one’s self?  Where does it say in the biblical texts that a believer must first die before being able to receive the Kingdom of God? If the God is homesteading within us, then isn’t that where his Kingdom is (1 Cor. 3:17, 6:19; 2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2:19-22; Rev. 21:3, 22)?)


17:22 But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas), “Days (hēmerai) shall cause themselves to come (eleusontai) when (hote) you shall lust (epithumēsete) to see (idein) one (mian) of the (tōn) days (hēmerōn) of the (tou) Son (huiou) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou), and (kai) you shall absolutely not cause yourselves to gaze at (ouk opsesthe) [one, RE]!


17:23 And (kai) they shall state (erousin) to you (humin), ‘Behold (idou), there (ekei)!’, or (ē), ‘Behold (idou), here (hōde)!’


Do not go (mē apelthēte), but neither (mēde) pursue (diōxēte) [it, AE]!


17:24 Because (gar) so be it as (hōsper) the (hē) starlight (astrapē) star-lighting (astraptousa) shines (lampei) out (ek) of the (tēs) [one part, AE] under (hupo) the (ton) heaven (ouranon) into (eis) the (tēn) [other part, AE] under (hup) heaven (ouranon), thusly (houtōs) the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthropou) shall cause himself to be (estai) in (en) the (tē) day (hēmera) of him (autou).


(For those whose “eye” “sees the light”, i.e., the knowledge and spiritual understanding of the Word of the God, and who become so wholly full of “light” that subsequently their physical body becomes illuminated as starlight, see Mat. 17:1-3, 24:27, 28:1-3; Mark 9:1-3; *Luke 11:34-36, 17:22-24; Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18. Many references can be found also through searching on light (phos), glory (doxa), illuminated (phōtizō), [an] illuminated one (phōteinos), lamp (luchnos), etc.)


17:25 But (de) first (prōton) it is necessary (dei) of him (auton) to suffer (pathein) many things (polla), and (kai) to receive disapproval (apodokimasthēnai) from (apo) the (tēs) generation (geneas) of this (tautēs).


17:26 And (kai) down as (kathōs) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of Noah (Nōe), thusly (houtōs) it shall cause itself to be (estai) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of the (tou) Son (huiou) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) also (kai).


17:27 They were eating (ēsthion), they were drinking (epinon), they were marrying (egamoun), they were being married (egamizonto), until (achri) of which (hēs) day (hēmeras) Noah (Nōe) entered in (eisēlthen) into (eis) the (tēn) ark (kibōton), and (kai) the (ho) cataclysm (kataklusmos) came (ēlthen), and (kai) it destroyed (apōlesen) all things (pantas).


17:28 Likewise (homoiōs), down according to as (kathōs) it caused itself to come to pass (egeneto) in (en) the (tais) days (hēmerais) of Lot (Lōt), they were eating (ēsthion), they were drinking (epinon), they were going to market to buy (ēgorazon), they were selling (epōloun), they were planting (ephuteuon), they were building domed-roof houses3618 (ōkodomoun).


17:29 But (de) [the] day (hēmera) which (hē) Lot (Lōt) went out (exēlthen) from (apo) Sodoms4670 (Sodomōn) it rained (ebrexen) fire (pur) and (kai) sulfer (theion) from (ap’) heaven (ouranou), and (kai) it destroyed (apōlesen) all things (pantas).


(See Gen. 14:2-11 for Paul's two plurals, Sodoms and Gomorrahs, which may be dysphemisms for referencing the moral corruption of the whole five cities area in the valley of Siddim.)


17:30 It shall be (estai) down according to (kata) the (ta) same things (auta) [the] day (hēmera) for which (hē) the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) is revealed (apokaluptetai).


17:31 In (en) the (tē) day (hēmera), that one (ekeinē), one who (hos) shall be (estai) upon (epi) the (tou) rooftop (dōmatos), and (kai) the (ta) vessels (skeuē) of him (autou) [shall be] in (en) the (tē) house (oikia), do not step down (mē katabatō) to remove (aria) them (auta)!


And (kai) the one (ho) in (en) [a] field (agrō), likewise (homoiōs), do not return back (mē epistrepsatō) into (eis) the things (ta) behind (opisō)!


17:32 Remember (mnēmoneuete) the (tēs) female (gunaikos) of Lot (Lōt).


17:33 If perhaps (ean) whoever (hos) may search (zētēsē) to acquire (peripoiēsasthai) the (tēn) soul (psuchēn) of him (autou), he shall lose (apolesei) her (autēn).  


But (d’) perhaps (an) whoever (hos) may lose (apolesē) her (autēn), he shall live (zōogonēsei)!


17:34 I say (legō) to you (humin), [in, AE] the (tē) night (nukti) to this (tautē) [day, v31, RE] they shall cause it to come to pass to themselves (esontai), two (duo) upon (epi) one (mian) bed (klinēs);


the (ho) one (heis) shall be taken along (paralēmphthēsetai), and (kai) the (ho) one of another kind (heteros) shall be let go (aphethēsetai).


17:35-36 There shall be (esontai) two (duo) grinding (alēthousai) upon (epi) the (to) same place (auto);


the (hē) one (mia) shall be taken along (paralēmphthēsetai), but (de) [the] one of another kind (hetera) shall be let go (aphethēsetai)."


17:37 And (kai) they having been caused to make [a] decision (apokrithentes), they say (legousin) to him (autō), “Where (pou), lord (kurie)?”


But (de) the (ho) [lord, RE] enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Wherever (hopou) the (to) body (sōma) [is], there (ekei) the (hoi) eagles (aetoi) also (kai) shall be caused to be brought together (episunachthēsontai).”