Lu 17:1
17:1 Then said he unto the disciples, {1} It is impossible but
     that offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom
     they come!

 (1) The Church is of necessity subject to offences, but the
     Lord will not suffer them unpunished, if any of the least
     be offended.

Lu 17:3
17:3 {2} Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass
     against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

 (2) Our reprehensions must be just and proceed from love and

Lu 17:5
17:5 {3} And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our

     (3) God will never be utterly lacking to the godly
         (although he may not be as thorough with them as they
         wish) even in those difficulties which cannot be
         overcome by man's reason.

Lu 17:6
17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as {a} a grain of
     mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou
     plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and
     it should obey you.

     (a) If you had no more faith, but the quantity of the grain
         of mustard seed.

Lu 17:7
17:7 {4} But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding
     cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from
     the field, Go and sit down to meat?

 (4) Seeing that God may rightfully claim for himself both us
     and all that is ours, he cannot be indebted to us for
     anything, although we labour mightily until we die.

Lu 17:10
17:10 {5} So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those
      things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable
      servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

 (5) No matter how perfectly we may keep the law, it deserves no

Lu 17:11
17:11 {6} And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he
      passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

 (6) Christ does good even to those who will be unthankful,
     but the benefits of God to salvation only profit those who
     are thankful.

Lu 17:20
17:20 {7} And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the
      kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The
      kingdom of God cometh not with {b} observation:

 (7) The kingdom of God is not discerned by many although it is
     most present before their eyes, because they foolishly
     persuade themselves that it is to come with outward pomp.
     (b) With any outward pomp and show of majesty to be known
         by: for there were still many plain and evident tokens
         by which men might have understood that Christ was the
         Messiah, whose kingdom had been so long looked for: but
         he speaks in this place of those signs which the
         Pharisees dreamed of, who looked for an earthly
         Messianic kingdom.

Lu 17:21
17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for,
      behold, the kingdom of God is {c} within you.

      (c) You look around for the Messiah as though he were
          absent, but he is amongst you in the midst of you.

Lu 17:22
17:22 {8} And he said unto the disciples, The days will come,
      when ye shall desire to see {d} one of the days of the Son
      of man, and ye shall not see [it].

 (8) We often neglect those things when they are present which
     we afterward desire when they are gone, but in vain.
     (d) The time will come when you will seek for the Son of
         Man with great sorrow of heart, and will not find him.

Lu 17:23
17:23 {9} And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go
      not after [them], nor follow [them].

 (9) Christ forewarns us that false Christs will come, and that
     his glory will suddenly be spread far and wide through the
     world after the shame of the cross is put out and

Lu 17:26
17:26 {10} And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also
      in the days of the Son of man.

 (10) The world will be taken by surprise with the sudden
      judgment of God, and therefore the faithful ought to
      continually watch.

Lu 17:31
17:31 {11} In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and
      his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it
      away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not
      return back.

 (11) We must pay careful attention that neither distrust nor
      the enticements of this world, nor any consideration of
      friendship hinder us in the least way.

Lu 17:33
17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and
      whosoever shall lose his life shall {e} preserve it.

      (e) That is, will save it, as Matthew expounds it: for the
          life that is spoken of here is everlasting salvation.

Lu 17:37
17:37 {12} And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And
      he said unto them, Wheresoever the body [is], thither will
      the eagles be gathered together.

 (12) The only way to continue is to cleave to Christ.