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XVII.  And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that causes of offense should not come; but woe to him through whom they come!

2It were better for him that a mill stone were placed about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to offend.

3Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

4And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times turn to thee saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

5And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

6And the Lord said: If ye had faith as a grain of mustard, ye would say to this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and planted in the sea; and it would have obeyed you.

7And who of you, having a servant plowing, or feeding cattle, will say to him immediately, when he has come in from the field, Come and recline at table;

8and will not rather say to him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken, and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

9Does he thank that servant, because he did the things that were commanded? I think not.

10So also ye, when ye shall have done all the things that were commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.

11And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, that he went through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12And as he was entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar off.

13And they lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14And seeing it, he said to them: Go, show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass that, as they went, they were cleansed.

15And one of them, seeing that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God,

16and fell down on his face at his feet, giving thanks to him; and he was a Samaritan.

17And Jesus answering said: Were not the ten cleansed? And where are the nine?

18Were none found returning to give glory to God, except this stranger?

19And he said to him: Arise, and go; thy faith has made thee whole.

20And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said: The kingdom of God comes not with observation;

21nor shall they say, Lo here! or, Lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

22And he said to the disciples: Days will come, when ye will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye will not see it.

23And they will say to you, See here; or, See there; go not away, and follow not.

24For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven, so will the Son of man be in his day.

25But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected on the part of this generation.

26And as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all.

28In like manner also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29but the same day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all.

30After the same manner will it be, in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31In that day, he who shall be on the house-top, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and he that is in the field, let him likewise not turn back.

32Remember Lot's wife.

33Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life shall preserve it.

34I say to you, in that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken, and the other will be left.

35Two women will be grinding together; one will be taken, and the other left.

37And they answering say to him: Where, Lord? And he said to them: Where the body is, there also will the eagles be gathered together.