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Luke 17:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to fall into sin.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— It would be [more] profitable for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should be a snare to one of these little ones.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— It profiteth him, if, a mill-stone, is hung about his neck, and he is cast into the sea, than that he cause, one, of these little ones, to stumble.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— it is more profitable to him if a weighty millstone is put round about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— It were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his necke, and he cast into the Sea, then that he should offend one of these little ones.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— It were better for him that an ass-millstone were hanged on his neck, and he be cast into the sea. Woe (to him) who shall offend one of these little ones!
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Better for him were it, if a millstone were suspended to his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
It were better 3081
{3081} Prime
λυσιτελεῖ
lusitelei
{loo-sit-el-i'}
Third person singular present indicative active of a derivative of a compound of G3080 and G5056; impersonally it answers the purpose, that is, is advantageous.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
for him 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
that 1487
{1487} Prime
εἰ
ei
{i}
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
a millstone 3458
{3458} Prime
μύλος
mulos
{moo'-los}
Probably ultimately from the base of G3433 (through the idea of hardship); a 'mill', that is, (by implication) a grinder (millstone).
3684
{3684} Prime
ὀνικός
onikos
{on-ik-os'}
From G3688; belonging to an ass, that is, large (so as to be turned by an ass).
were hanged 4029
{4029} Prime
περίκειμαι
perikeimai
{per-ik'-i-mahee}
From G4012 and G2749; to lie all around, that is, inclose, encircle, hamper (literally or figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
about 4012
{4012} Prime
περί
peri
{per-ee'}
From the base of G4008; properly through (all over), that is, around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period).
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
neck, 5137
{5137} Prime
τράχηλος
trachelos
{trakh'-ay-los}
Probably from G5143 (through the idea of mobility); the throat (neck), that is, (figuratively) life.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he cast 4496
{4496} Prime
ῥίπτω
rhipto
{hrip'-to}
A primary verb (perhaps rather akin to the base of G4474, through the idea of sudden motion); to fling (properly with a quick toss, thus differing from G0906, which denotes a deliberate hurl; and from τείνω [[teino]] (see in G1614), which indicates an extended projection); by qualification, to deposit (as if a load); by extension to disperse.
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
into 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
sea, 2281
{2281} Prime
θάλασσα
thalassa
{thal'-as-sah}
Probably prolonged from G0251; the sea (generally or specifically).
than 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
he should offend 4624
{4624} Prime
σκανδαλίζω
skandalizo
{skan-dal-id'-zo}
To 'scandalize'; from G4625; to entrap, that is, trip up (figuratively stumble [transitively] or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
one 1520
{1520} Prime
εἷς
heis
{hice}
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
of these 5130
{5130} Prime
τούτων
touton
{too'-tone}
Genitive plural masculine or neuter of G3778; of (from or concerning) these (persons or things).
little ones. 3398
{3398} Prime
μικρός
mikros
{mik-ros'}
Apparently a primary word, including the comparative (second form); small (in size, quantity, number or (figuratively) dignity).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Luke 17:1-2.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 17:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 17:2

Little ones — Weak believers.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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better:

Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for [it were] better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. ... And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

one:

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry [them] in his bosom, [and] shall gently lead those that are with young.
Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
Matthew 18:3-5 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. ... And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
John 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
1 Corinthians 8:11-12 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? ... But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
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Is 40:11. Zc 13:7. Mt 18:3, 6, 10, 14; 26:24. Mk 9:42. Jn 21:15. 1Co 8:11; 9:15, 22. 2P 2:1.

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