Though we be not to seek a connection of all those speeches of our Lord which are recorded by the evangelists, they sometimes heaping together many of his golden sayings, without so much as regard to the order of time when he spake them, or their dependence on each other; yet he that wisely observes the preceding discourse for charity, will easily observe an excellent connection of this verse with the former. 3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 17:5-10 EXEGESIS: LUKE 17:1-10. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Every other trouble could be borne, if we were but delivered from doubt; if we were but perfectly sure of certain things which good people often say. When our Saviour had preached the doctrine and duty of forgiveness, the apostles, instantly pray, Lord, increase our faith. These are the things we pray to believe. Faith is a ladder with many and long ascents. Lord, increase our faith] A most necessary request in this case. Luke 17:5-6. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". References: Luke 17:5.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. What does it mean for believers of Jesus Christ to be true “thanks-givers”? I n order to give His disciples a perspective on the meaning of servanthood, the Lord Jesus told the parable of the unprofitable servant. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. ‘There is in this church many a child of God who has faith, real faith, and as yet that faith is very small, and therefore the peace is broken, joy is shaded, and life is clouded. Luke 17:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 17:6, NIV: "He replied, 'If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you." And the apostles said, Lord, increase our faith — That we may thus forgive, and neither offend nor be offended. Lk 17:5-6 Faith of a mustard seed (// Mt 17:20; Mk 11:23; Mt 21:21; Th 48; Th 106:2; cf. 3. 1859. Such company cannot possibly do you good. BibliographyWesley, John. ix., p. 307; Ibid., 2nd series, vol. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". The first, 17:5-6, involves a quick interchange concerning the apostles’ request for greater faith. The apostles—The twelve, in distinction from the disciples in Luke 17:1, to whom the last remarks were addressed. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 1700-1703. They are amazed at the greatness of the faith which is to overcome σκάνδαλα and forgive ἁμαρτήματα as in Luke 17:3-4 :—and pray that more faith may be added to them. Take pity on us.' ἡμ. DD. "E.W. Observing and watching the experiences of prayer, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. iii., p. 207. They would have to believe that God could change a person"s heart even though he gave no evidence of genuine contrition by repeatedly sinning and then repeatedly professing repentance. But some think that this and what follows relate to what Matthew has mentioned. But the former seemeth to be least strained. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/luke-17.html. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. The teaching here is that the faith they had was more than enough to enable it, provided only that they got on with the DOING of it. A servant had no right to expect approval or commendation. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". The apostles therefore very properly pray, Lord, increase our faith after hearing this discourse. ii., p. 253; Expositor, 1st series, vol. What is the meaning of the phrase «πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν»? "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Anecd. Faith, then, is represented by Christ as that which, if only possessed in the magnitude of a mustard seed, may be capable of great spiritual results; it is not the size of the seed which determines its importance, a portion of a large seed is not the same as the whole of a small one; no, the seed contains a principle of life; and so faith in the heart, if it be but genuine, may grow and bear most wonderful fruits. 1896. No doubt the felt difficulty of carrying into effect such holy directions-the difficulty first of avoiding offences, and next of forgiving them so divinely. The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.— Our Lord's discourse in the preceding verses, being very opposite to the common notions concerning the Messiah and his followers, seems to have staggered the faith of the disciples a little. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-17.html. Luke 17:5,6 - The Obedient Mulberry Tree It takes faith to live our lives making decisions that are pleasing to God. Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. That Jesus has "the power" of increasing the faith of his people. Increase (προστες — prosthes). 1-2). "Commentary on Luke 17:5". In recent passages Jesus has been asking some fairly extraordinary things of them – to give away their possessions, to forgive those who wrong you…countless times, to take up his cross, and more. ἡμῖν καὶ πίστιν. BibliographySchaff, Philip. Renewal 1960. They began possibly to fear,that Jesus, who talked in such a manner, was not the person they had hitherto taken him for. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". There is a moral atmosphere laden with unbelief. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 5. Lord, increase our faith — That we may thus forgive, and may neither offend nor be offended. Luke 17:5 Translation & Meaning. 5:48). 1879-90. : cognoverunt); comp. The Lord—The use of the term The Lord for Jesus is more habitual with Luke than with any other evangelist. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1874-1909. increase our faith; both the faith of working miracles, and the grace of believing in him: by which, as they express their sense of the weakness, and imperfection of their faith; and their great desire to have it increased, which might be for their comfort, and his glory; so they acknowledge his divine power, and that he is the author and finisher of faith; and that as the beginning, so the increase of it is from him: wherefore faith is not of a man's self, or the produce of man's freewill and power, but is the gift of God; and even where it is, it is not in man to increase it, or add to it, or to draw it forth into exercise; this also is the operation of God. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/luke-17.html. 2.The duty of forgiving offences is one of the most difficult duties of the Christian religion. There come the agnostic moments into many a saintly life. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. 1871-8. Some faith, indeed, they had; faith enough at any rate to go to Christ and ask for more. In things truly and spiritually good, without him we can do nothing. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". ", I. I put quite aside the special use which they, perhaps, wished to make of a strong faith. We may learn from this: 1.That Jesus has “the power” of increasing the faith of his people. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Let me put you on your guard. Did you know Jesus is taking note of how full or how empty our heart is of gratitude? "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Without it the best and holiest thing will go down and down, even as a stone gravitates to the earth. The conclusion is evident: whoever would increase his faith must be a regular and painstaking reader of his Bible. Bibliography"Commentary on Luke 17:5". We are generally apt to pray for the beginning of what is good more and more earnestly than we pray for the continuance and the increase of what is good. What prompted so special a petition? What they desired was not simply a belief in Jesus and his Messiahship. Often, it takes great faith. 1905. BibliographyNisbet, James. ", III. The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and… It was a faith to be miraculously bestowed, energizing them with a burning zeal and eloquence, a clearness in preaching, and an efficiency for performing signs and wonders to demonstrate the divinity of their mission. Jesus deals with their petition in Luke 17:6, and Luke 17:7-10.— πίστιν, faith) which surmounts stumbling-blocks, and freely forgives offences. (5) The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.—The form in which the fragment that thus commences is brought before us suggests, as has been stated before (see Notes on Luke 7:13; Luke 10:1), that it was a comparatively late addition to the collection of “the words of the Lord Jesus” (Acts 20:35), and this is confirmed by the exceptional use of “the Apostles” for “the disciples.” It may have stood originally in an absolutely isolated form. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-17.html. (2) By keeping out of harm's way. Was not the faith that could “remove mountains” wanted, if ever, here—a faith in the pardoning love of the Father, and in their own power to reproduce it? I ask then—. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/luke-17.html. What has not that death purchased? Therefore the communication of truth was almost entirely by word of mouth. Luke 17:5 Whatever admits of increase must have degrees. II. And the apostles said. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Jesus’ words seem to be too much for the disciples. [7] J. R. Dummelow, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937), p. 762. No duty required of men and women more grates upon flesh and blood than this of forgiving injuries, nothing that the most of people find harder to put in practice; so as indeed where there is not a root of faith, this fruit will not be found. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". Did it not imply an almost miraculous victory over natural impulses, that could be wrought only by a supernatural grace? This story is found in Luke 17:7-10. Luke 17:5-10 consists of two sets of sayings on being a follower of Jesus. They did not need an increase of faith that would bring some reward following its use, but a faith that, although small like a mustard seed, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Luke 17:5, ESV: "The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”" Luke 17:5, KJV: "And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith." I. The appointed gospel is Luke 17:5-10. Literally ‘Add to us faith,’ i.e. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν. This, of course, is the same figure and should be understood spiritually. Hebrews 12:2. They had been taught this before, and no doubt in the mean time had learned their insufficiency. The supplication itself, Increase our faith. Luke 17:5-10 Yves I-Bing Cheng, M.D., M.A. — Luke 17:7-10 NLT. 1909-1922. All rights reserved. BibliographyBurkitt, William. BibliographyJ. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Furthermore, the disciple of Jesus must not only actively seek to avoid being a hindrance to others (verses 1-2), he must aggressively seek to restore one who has falle… I. The faith which they asked was a faith to empower them for the duties and struggles of their high office. The word is only found besides in Schol. BibliographyRobertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/luke-17.html. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". If this were particularly true of the Pharisees, it is also true for disciples. 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/luke-17.html. Others make the connection thus: Lord, we have now heard thee discoursing our duty as to love, now increase our faith, discourse to us something for the increase of that. The apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. American King James Version × in Luke 17:24-36 Luke 17:24-36 [24] For as the lightning, that lightens out of the one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. We are, in addition, our brother’s keeper. "[9] Jesus' true meaning is found in the Jewish usage of such extravagant figures of speech. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. 1863-1878. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Apostles ... Lord ... Those commentators who suppose that these terms were retrospectively incorporated in Luke's Gospel at a time long after the events, and at a time when the early church had "developed" these words are wrong. 16 and threw himself prostrate at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. You might not like this answer but, at the very least it will make clear what I believe Jesus is or truly was… This was not a quote from Jesus but is instead an assertion of the hierarchy of the times these were written. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". Either on account of what was now said by Christ concerning offences, and forgiving injuries; being conscious to themselves of their own weakness to withstand temptations; and fearful lest they should be stumbled and offended with what they should meet with; or that they should give offence to others: and being also sensible of what spirits they were of, and of the difficulties of conquering them, and mastering the resentment of their minds, when injured and provoked; and also the necessity of divine assistance, of having fresh supplies of grace, and of having their graces, and particularly faith, strengthened, and drawn into a lively exercise; or on account of their not being able to cast out a devil from one that was possessed, Matthew 17:19 when words, to the same purpose, were spoken by Christ, as in the following verse; on occasion of one or other of these, though more likely the former, the apostles addressed Christ in this manner. Jesus himself named the Twelve "apostles" (Luke 6:13); and they referred to Jesus as "Lord," using the word as a reference to the Godhead. 1999. Whatever admits of increase must have degrees. It is faith to believe which we desire and ask for: faith to be perfectly sure. And so, conscious of their weakness, they came with the prayer that has so often come from the lips of yearning, yet weak, disciples of the Christ—reminding us of him who cried, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” (see Note on Mark 9:24)—“Increase our faith.” May we not possibly think of Peter as having struggled to obey the rule which had been given to them before (Matthew 18:22), and as having found himself unequal to the task? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/luke-17.html. Increase our faith, lit, ‘add to us faith,’ i.e., give us more faith. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. That as all graces in general, so the grace of faith in particular, is weak and imperfect in the best of saints. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 1870. The duty of forgiving offences is one of the most difficult duties of the Christian religion. On the other hand, its position here indicates a sufficiently traceable sequence. This could include any number of stumbling (See on [1684]Mr 9:24.). Hence, he is called the “Author and Finisher” of our faith, Hebrews 12:2. 5.] The prayer of the text for many men and many women is a very old one. The apostles wanted more faith so they could meet the challenges of God's demands, but Jesus knew that it was not quantity they needed but quality. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". This is the only example in the Gospels in which the Apostles are marked out as requesting or saying any thing to the Lord. Increase our faith—This conversation we do not view as a continuation of that in the four preceding verses; but rather as a later conversation induced by the same general circumstances, namely, the pressure of the Pharisees of the Herodian party upon the converts and upon the religion of Jesus. This is the only passage in which the apostles are represented by Luke as styling him Lord, or requesting anything from him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-17.html. –Hebrews 11:1-3 If you read the Bible with a sensitive heart, you will often be overwhelmed with the great difficulty of many of its commands: “You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt. πρόσθ. BibliographyBeza, Theodore. Must not faith grow when it lives in that atmosphere? Increase our faith. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Finding the new version too difficult to understand? First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. What does this verse really mean? Go to, The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith! 13 and called to him, 'Jesus! 1685. in Beck. This is the only instance in which a spiritual operation upon their souls was solicited of Christ by the Twelve; but a kindred and higher prayer had been offered before, by one with far fewer opportunities. Second aorist active imperative of προστιτημι — prostithēmi to add to. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. • Both Naaman and the Samaritan leper were foreigners who sought healing from Day and night it ought to go up, to where prayer goes; the prayer the Apostle made to Jesus Christ: "Increase our faith. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. That faith strengthened enables the soul to the most difficult duties of obedience, and particularly helps to the practice of that hard duty of forgiving injuries. (See on Mark 9:24.). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/luke-17.html. And yet the very highest, compared to what it might be, is as nothing. Or we may take the word faith, in its ordinary sense, for the true principle of holiness and virtue, which the disciplesdesired their Master to strengthen in them, because the duty that he had recommended was extremely difficult. 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/luke-17.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/luke-17.html. What can faith want more? And yet the very highest, compared to what it might be, is as nothing. BibliographyTrapp, John. And if the apostles had need to put up such a petition to Christ, much more reason have other men. But in the face of all difficulties, we take our stand here: that there is evidence adequate to the healthy mind, which proves the grand doctrines by which we live; that there is a God; a future life; that Christ was here; and if here at all, our Sacrifice and Saviour. 14 When he saw them he said, 'Go and show yourselves to the priests.' ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. The apostle's reaction to the command of Jesus for what amounts to unlimited forgiveness appeared to them such a monstrous task that they supposed they needed a special measure of faith to be able to comply with it. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/luke-17.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-17.html. 1 C 13:2) Lk 17:7-10 A slave's job (no parallels) Each of these sayings could form independent sermon themes. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would obey you. give us more faith, without which we can never fulfil these great moral requirements. Not morally only, but intellectually too, you do not know how it may harm you, incapacitate you, pervert you. BibliographyGill, John. 1983-1999. For these reasons, we dare not become a stumbling block to our brother. This is the third of the four pronouncements. And the apostles said unto the Lord (see the note at Luke 11:1), Increase our faith. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. By the way we may observe from hence, that as the beginnings, so the increase, of our faith must be from God. Eventually, though, a mustard plant may attain a height of from 10 to 15 feet [3-5 m] and have sturdy branches, thus virtually becoming a tree. These are the things we have imperfectly in our minds, when we go to God and cry to Him with an earnestness beyond all words: "Oh give us more faith. Luke 17:5. 5. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. B. Bruce, The Parabolic teaching of Christ, p. 168. (Compare Luke 17:6.) 1765. See the note at Mark 9:24, and Remark 3 at the close of that section. Till the soul cometh steadily and fixedly to agree to those propositions of the word where this is required, as the indispensable will of God; nay, till it comes firmly to rest upon those promises, and hope for them, which are made to this duty; finally, till it comes to have received Christ, and forgiveness from him, and considers itself bound to forgive, as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven it, Ephesians 4:32; it will hardly come up to the practice of this duty. Looking for the reasons and situations that would have inspired Luke to put together these sayings could form other themes. What did Jesus means by this promise? Those who offer the prayer should remember the occasion of it. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Observing and watching the experiences of prayer.—Look at every answer to your prayers, and note them down in your mind when they come. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4. That command of a seven-fold—i.e., an unlimited—forgiveness seemed to make almost too great a strain on their faith. (St. John Chrysostom). "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Almost every day you will find another and another and another seal of prayer, and faith seeing those seals, will learn to ask more and more confidently, and so faith will grow by watching the experiences of prayer. John Trapp Complete Commentary. v., p. 17; H. W. Beecher, Sermons, 3rd series, p. 420. The high title given, and the spontaneous united request, shew how deeply they had felt the previous lessons. It is so contrary to our natural feelings; it implies such elevation above the petty feelings of malice and revenge, and is so contrary to the received maxims of the world, which teach us to “cherish” rather than to forgive the memory of offences, that it is no wonder our Saviour dwells much on this duty, and so strenuously insists on it in order to our having evidence that our hearts have been changed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-17.html. This is the only instance in the Gospels, where the Apostles as such make a request in common. Broadman Press 1932,33. JESUS CLEANSES TEN LEPERS There are several parallels between this story and the story of Naaman, the Gentile who was also healed of leprosy (2 Kings 5:1-19). Nay, so imperfect are the habits and workings of faith in believers, that they often find it very difficult to forgive. Give us more faith; firmer faith, constant faith; faith that does not ebb and flow: faith that is always there. Wordsw.’s rendering, “Give faith in addition to our other privileges, powers, and virtues,” is not so probable, seeing 1) that faith is not the crowning item in such a list, but the first and most elementary: and 2) that, had this been intended, it would most probably have been expressed πρόσθ. To do their duty, all men need an increase of faith; and as Christ is the author and finisher of faith, all should habitually look to him for this inestimable gift. Some have thought that this prayer that he would increase their faith refers to the power of working miracles, and especially to the case recorded in Matthew 17:16-20. "Family Bible New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/luke-17.html. 15 Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Hence, he is called the "Author and Finisher" of our faith, Hebrews 12:2. It is faith which worketh by love. There is a thread of the sceptic, even of the infidel, in many a good Christian. We will read from v. 5. (Read Luke 17:20-37) The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. What was there wrong,—or, if not wrong, at least unsatisfactory or ignorant—in the prayer which the Apostles made to Christ in the text? Luke 17:5, NASB: "The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'" 1914. Considering the wondrous work of Christ, III. But faith, like every other grace, is a thing which has, in its own nature, a necessity to grow, and which certainly and steadily increases, if only we do not wilfully hinder it, and if we use the appointed means for its progress. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. (3) God will never be utterly lacking to the godly. They prayed him therefore to increase their faith; meaning, perhaps, that he should put an end to their doubts, by erecting his kingdom speedily, and distributing the rewards which they were expecting for their services. The collect and readings for today, Proper 22C, the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, may be found here. See notes on Luke 13:32; Luke 13:18; Luke 13:10; Luke 15:1. That the most eminent saints (apostles not excepted) are very sensible of the imperfection of their faith, and very importunate with God daily for the increase of it: Lord, increase our faith. 2. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Hebrews 11:1-3 NIV. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". www.meetingwithchrist.com . 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