Luke 17 Miscellaneous Teachings (17:1-10)

Imperative:   3 Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him;
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase [add to] our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7 “Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down [recline] at table’? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that is commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'”

Context:

1 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3 Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him; 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase [add to] our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7 “Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down [recline] at table’? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that is commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'”

GREEK VERBS:   

 4337[e]
3   Prosechete
3   Προσέχετε
3   Take heed
3   V-PMA-2P

1247[e]
diakonei
διακόνει
serve
V-PMA-2S

3004[e]
legete
λέγετε
say
V-PMA-2P

863[e]
aphes
ἄφες
forgive
V-AMA-2S

1610 [e]
Ekrizōthēti
Ἐκριζώθητι
Be uprooted
V-AMP-2S
5452 [e]
phyteuthēti
φυτεύθητι
be planted
V-AMP-2S

377[e]
anapese
ἀνάπεσε  ?
recline
V-AMA-2S

2090[e]
Hetoimason
Ἑτοίμασον
Prepare
V-AMA-2S

NOTE (my commentary)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What does this quote say?
What does it say that I should obey?
What is the wish? What are the outcomes?
What are the basic steps?
What are the obstacles?
Who needs to hear this?

RESOURCES

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Link to Greek Interlinear text: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/luke/17.htm

What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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