", I. I put quite aside the special use which they, perhaps, wished to make of a strong faith. What is the meaning of the phrase «πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν»? xxii., No. Used by Permission. This is the only instance in the Gospels, where the Apostles as such make a request in common. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. 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. BibliographyBurkitt, William. 1999. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/luke-17.html. BibliographyNisbet, James. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. Give us more faith; firmer faith, constant faith; faith that does not ebb and flow: faith that is always there. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/luke-17.html. The Greek text of Luke 17:5 according to the Textus Receptus states, Εʹ Καὶ εἶπον οἱ ἀπόστολοι τῷ κυρίῳ πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν TR, 1550. 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. There is a thread of the sceptic, even of the infidel, in many a good Christian. Luke 2:17 f. διεγνώρισαν] they gave exact information ( διά). See the note at Mark 9:24, and Remark 3 at the close of that section. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". rather ἐγνώρισεν, Luke 2:15. 1801-1803. Reading the Word.—St. Luke 17:5. Luke 17:5. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Sycamine tree ... "This word sometimes means the mulberry tree, sometimes the sycamore."[7]. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 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… What did Jesus means by this promise? 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… 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. Irreverence and flippancy and self-conceit are the characteristics of any whom you are likely to know. Key Thought. : cognoverunt); comp. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/luke-17.html. It is a great thing to ask. Such company cannot possibly do you good. The apostles—The twelve, in distinction from the disciples in Luke 17:1, to whom the last remarks were addressed. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". (3) God will never be utterly lacking to the godly. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. References: Luke 17:5.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. BibliographySchaff, Philip. 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. Sin, Jesus has made very clear in the first four verses of chapter 17, is to be taken most seriously. 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. BibliographyWesley, John. ", II. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. ", III. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". American Tract Society. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Miller was right in affirming that such a wonder as Jesus promised here suggests "that genuine faith can accomplish what experience, reason, and probability would deny, if it is exercised within God's will. Anecd. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/luke-17.html. Day and night it ought to go up, to where prayer goes; the prayer the Apostle made to Jesus Christ: "Increase our faith. "Family Bible New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/luke-17.html. Faith is a ladder with many and long ascents. Jesus’ words seem to be too much for the disciples. 1871-8. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". The collect and readings for today, Proper 22C, the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, may be found here. They felt that they were prone themselves to harbor resentments, and that it required an additional increase of true religion to enable them to comply with the requirements of Jesus. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". "Commentary on Luke 17:5". So we come, we who are professed Christians, to God Almighty, with the prayer made in solemn earnestness: "Give us more faith. This is the third of the four pronouncements. Wontzogenius himself acknowledges, that the disciples applying to Christ to strengthen their faith, shews that they believed him to have a divine influence over the spirits of men. Evidently the apostles concluded that such a magnanimous approach to forgiving would require more faith in God than they possessed. 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. Broadman Press 1932,33. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". But everything depends upon how he reads it. Today I want to look at a familiar story in Scripture in Luke 17:11-19 where we see how Jesus feels about people who are truly thankful. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. “The apostles said to the Lord: ‘Increase our faith!’” “The apostles said to the Lord: ‘Increase our faith!’” The Lord answered: If you had faith like a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted … First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. 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. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. This is the only passage in which the apostles are represented by Luke as styling him Lord, or requesting anything from him. 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. ἡμῖν καὶ πίστιν. This story is found in Luke 17:7-10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-17.html. Let me put you on your guard. BibliographyTrapp, John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/luke-17.html. Does the phrase it imply that our faith (πίστις) is given to us by God? 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. Therefore the communication of truth was almost entirely by word of mouth. There is a twofold difficulty in this passage: (1) The manner in which Christ receives the prayer of the Apostles seems to be not such as we should have expected; and, (2) the connection of thought between the prayer for increase of faith and the Parable of the Unprofitable Servant is far from obvious. Luke 17:5,6 - The Obedient Mulberry Tree It takes faith to live our lives making decisions that are pleasing to God. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". A little reflection will show that they should answer the prayer themselves. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Luke 17:5-10 Yves I-Bing Cheng, M.D., M.A. The pericope itself contains two sub-units. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 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. • Both Naaman and the Samaritan leper were foreigners who sought healing from 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. πρόσθες ἡμῖν πίστιν. On the other hand, its position here indicates a sufficiently traceable sequence. 0 0 The first deals with faith (verses 5-6) and the second deals with what is expected of disciples (verses 7-10). Luke 17:6.—Preacher's Monthly, vol. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). 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. Considering the wondrous work of Christ.—Place yourselves in holy fancy at the foot of His cross; look up into that meek, suffering, loving Face; see those precious wounds; hear Him say, ‘It is for you; it is for you.’ Feel that blood washing out your sins! [7] J. R. Dummelow, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937), p. 762. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. 2.The duty of forgiving offences is one of the most difficult duties of the Christian religion. It will not do in these days, to pretend that there are no difficulties in the way of a firm belief. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/luke-17.html. By the way we may observe from hence, that as the beginnings, so the increase, of our faith must be from God. Increase (προστες — prosthes). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/luke-17.html. Bibliography"Commentary on Luke 17:5". Luke 17:5-10 Dear Partner in Preaching, I have to admit that I feel for the disciples. Lord, increase our faith] A most necessary request in this case. (See on Mark 9:24.). "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 1896. Paul lays it down absolutely that ‘faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.’ It was an age when there was no printing, and therefore there were very few or no books. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. FOUR SAYINGS These verses are composed of four apparently unrelated sayings, but Luke weaves them together in a natural flow: • First, Jesus deals with the problem of temptation—"occasions of stumbling" (vv. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-17.html. Hence it is that unregenerate men are usually implacable, malicious, always studying revenge. Now as they were going away they were cleansed. The appointed gospel is Luke 17:5-10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/luke-17.html. III. Faith is a ladder with many and long ascents. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Second aorist active imperative of προστιτημι — prostithēmi to add to. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. xxxii., p. 149; A. 1879-90. Take pity on us.' ix., p. 307; Ibid., 2nd series, vol. Luke 17:5-10 consists of two sets of sayings on being a follower of Jesus. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". Bishop Harvey Goodwin, Parish Sermons, 3rd series, p. 168. And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" 1863-1878. If this were particularly true of the Pharisees, it is also true for disciples. iii., p. 207. 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. 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. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 1318; J. Kennedy, Christian World Pulpit, vol. 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? "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 1870. 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? "Commentary on Luke 17:5". 5. οἱ ἀπόστολοι τῷ κυρίῳ. The prayer of the text for many men and many women is a very old one. (St. John Chrysostom). 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. II. Those who offer the prayer should remember the occasion of it. I. There is a moral atmosphere laden with unbelief. Be constantly picking up the returning arrow which you shot into the skies. What they desired was not simply a belief in Jesus and his Messiahship. 32 Remember Lot’s wife! B. Bruce, The Parabolic teaching of Christ, p. 168. 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. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Did you know Jesus is taking note of how full or how empty our heart is of gratitude? "Commentary on Luke 17:5". "Commentary on Luke 17:5". BibliographyGill, John. 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. 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. v., p. 17; H. W. Beecher, Sermons, 3rd series, p. 420. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cpc/luke-17.html. What can faith want more? The power of faith, and caution against pride in that power, Luke 17:5-10. Luke 17:5, NASB: "The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'" Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Matthew 17:20. Keep out of the society of unbelievers. 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. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 1851. The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. The duty of forgiving offences is one of the most difficult duties of the Christian religion. BibliographyNicoll, William R. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". The Lord—The use of the term The Lord for Jesus is more habitual with Luke than with any other evangelist. Luke 17:5. The prayer of the Apostles in the text is at least one which requires caution in the use; and it becomes positively mischievous if it implies the thought that any gift of faith from God, any supernatural influence, any inspiration from above, can be a substitute for the patient development of the seed of God's grace, the watering of it with prayer, the keeping it clear from noxious intertwining weeds, the pruning and dressing of the tree—in fact, the thorough devotion of our spiritual energies to carrying on the work of grace. 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. "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". 1599-1645. increase our faith — moved by the difficulty of avoiding and forgiving “offenses.” 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. There come the agnostic moments into many a saintly life. 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. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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. They began possibly to fear,that Jesus, who talked in such a manner, was not the person they had hitherto taken him for. 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. It is faith which worketh by love. Luke 17:5King James Version (KJV) 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 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. "Commentary on Luke 17:5". First of all: The high title given, and the spontaneous united request, shew how deeply they had felt the previous lessons. 15 Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice. Not quite sure—There are no sadder words; none at all. 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. When our Saviour had preached the doctrine and duty of forgiveness, the apostles, instantly pray, Lord, increase our faith. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/luke-17.html. And the apostles said, Lord, increase our faith — That we may thus forgive, and neither offend nor be offended. But the former seemeth to be least strained. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith, II. (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. In Jesus' day, a servant did not have any significant rights. 1. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "Rabbis of intellectual eminence were often called `uprooters of mountains' in allusion to their powers of solving difficult questions";[10] and, significantly, Matthew quoted Jesus using the term "mountain" in this same context on another occasion (Matthew 17:20). And yet the very highest, compared to what it might be, is as nothing. By what means shall we get increase of faith? 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. October 6, 2019 Hope Lutheran Church Luke 17:5-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14 A Faith Sufficient for Living Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. 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. Luke 17:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Luke 17:5, NIV: "The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'" "Commentary on Luke 17:5". (See on [1684]Mr 9:24.). 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. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". But some think that this and what follows relate to what Matthew has mentioned. The faith which they asked was a faith to empower them for the duties and struggles of their high office. Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as 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. See notes on Luke 13:32; Luke 13:18; Luke 13:10; Luke 15:1. [8] Donald G. Miller, The Layman's Commentary (Richmond: John Knox Press, 1959), p. 125. 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. John Gill 's Exposition of the Entire Bible '' sayings could form independent sermon themes bishop Harvey Goodwin Parish. Bibliographypoole, Matthew, `` Increase our faith perhaps, wished to make of a faith... First published Online in 1996 at the feet of Jesus up the returning arrow which shot. At Luke 11:1 ), p. 125 it might be, is nothing... Which you shot into the skies supplication, our brother ’ s keeper ; faith enough any! 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