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Luke 17:11-21
Thomas 113
Thomas 3
Luke 17:22-37
Thomas 61
Luke 18:1-14

And it happened in traveling to Jerusalem
that he passed through the middle of Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered a certain village
ten men with leprosy met him;
they stood at a distance and lifted their voices
saying, "Jesus, master, have mercy on us."

And seeing he said to them,
"Go show yourselves to the priests."

But one of them, seeing that he was cured,
turned back with a loud voice praising God,
and fell on his face at his feet thanking him;
and he was a Samaritan.

And Jesus answering said, "Were not ten cleansed?
Where are the nine?
Was no one found turning back to give praise to God
except this foreigner?"
And he said to him, "Stand up and go;
your faith has saved you."

And questioned by the Pharisees
when the sovereignty of God is coming,
he answered them and said,
"The sovereignty of God is not coming with observation,
nor will they say, 'Look, here,' or 'There;'
for look, the sovereignty of God is within you."
Luke 17:11-21

His disciples said to him, "When will the sovereignty come?"

Jesus said, "It will not come when it is expected;
they will not say, 'Look, here,' or 'Look, there.'
But the sovereignty of the Father is spread upon the earth,
and people do not see it."
Thomas 113

Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you,
'Look, the sovereignty is in heaven,"
then the birds of heaven will precede you.
If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,'
then the fish will precede you.
But the sovereignty is within you and outside you.

"When you know yourselves, then you will be known
and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father.
But if you do not know yourselves,
then you are in poverty and you are poverty."
Thomas 3

And he said to the disciples, "Days will come
when you will long to see one of the days of the human son,
and you will not see it.
And they will say to you, 'Look there, look here;'
do not go away nor pursue it.
For as the lightning shines flashing to and fro under heaven,
so will the human son be on his day.
But first he must suffer many things
and be rejected by this generation.

"And as it was in the days of Noah,
so also will it be in the days of the human son;
they were eating, drinking, marrying, giving in marriage,
until the day Noah entered the ark,
and the flood came and destroyed all.

"Similarly as it was in the days of Lot;
they were eating, drinking,
buying, selling, planting, building;
but on the day Lot went out away from Sodom,
it rained fire and sulfur from heaven and destroyed all.

"It will be the same way
on the day the human son is revealed.
On that day whoever will be on the roof,
though one's goods be in the house,
let one not come down to take them,
and the one in the field likewise,
let one not turn back to what is behind.

"Remember the wife of Lot.
Whoever seeks to preserve one's life, will lose it,
and whoever will lose it, will give it life.
I tell you, on this night there will be two in one bed,
one will be taken and the other will be left;
there will be two grinding at the same place,
one will be taken, and the other will be left."
And answering they say to him, "Where, Lord?"

And he said to them, "Where the body is,
there also the eagles will be gathered together."
Luke 17:22-37

Jesus said, "Two will be resting on one bed:
one will die; the other will live."

Salome said, "Who are you, man?
Whose are you that you should lie on my couch
and eat from my table?"

Jesus said to her, "I am he who is from the same;
I was given the things of my Father."

She said, "I am your disciple."

"Therefore I say, whenever one is the same,
one will be filled with light;
but whenever one is divided, one will be filled with darkness."
Thomas 61

And he told them a parable toward the necessity
of their always praying and not despairing,
saying, "There was a judge in a certain town
neither fearing God nor regarding a person.

"And a widow was in that town, and she came to him
saying, 'Vindicate me against my opponent.'

"And he would not for some time;
but after a while he said to himself,
'Even though I do not fear God or regard a person,
because this widow keeps causing me trouble
I will vindicate her,
lest in the end she wear me out with her coming.'"

And the Lord said,
"Listen to what the judge of injustice says;
and will not God make vindicated his chosen ones
who cry to him day and night, and be patient with them?
I tell you that he will make them vindicated quickly.
Nevertheless when the human son comes,
will he find faith on the earth?"

And he also said this parable
to some of them confident by themselves
that they are just and despising the rest.
"Two persons went up to the temple to pray,
one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

"The Pharisee standing prayed to himself these things:
'God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity,
greedy, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector;
I fast twice a week, I tithe a tenth of everything I acquire.'

"But the tax collector standing at a distance
would not even lift his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast,
saying, 'God, be gracious to me, a sinner.'

"I tell you, this one went down to his home justified
rather than the other;
for everyone exalting oneself will be humbled,
and whoever humbles oneself will be exalted."
Luke 18:1-14

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