The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 17:7–10

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And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come and recline [to eat]'?

But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say unto him, when he is come in from the field, Come straightway and sit down to meat;

Now which of you has a servant who ploughs or feeds sheep, and if he should come from the field, would say to him, Enter in and sit down?

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But will he not say to him, 'Prepare something [that] I may dine, and gird yourself and serve me until I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'?

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Does he thank that servant because he did the things having been commanded? I think not.

Would he be grateful to that servant, for doing what he commanded him to do?

Why, will that servant receive praise, because he did what he was commanded to do? I do not think so.

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10  So likewise you, whenever you do all the things having been commanded to you, say, 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done what we ought to do.' "

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

10  I think not. So too, when you have done all these things that have been taught to you, you should say: ‘We are useless servants. We have done what we should have done.’ ”