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Luke 17:15

    Luke 17:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And one of them, when he saw that he was clean, turning back, gave praise to God in a loud voice;

    Webster's Revision

    And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God;

    World English Bible

    One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God;

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 17:15

    One of them, when he saw that he was healed, etc. - It seems that he did not wait to go first to the priest, but turned immediately back, and gave public praise to the kind hand from which he had received his cure.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 17:15

    One of them ... - This man, sensible of the power of God and grateful for his mercies, returned to express his gratitude to God for his goodness. Instead of obeying "at once" the "letter" of the command, he "first" expressed his thanks to God and to his Great Benefactor. There is no evidence, however, that he did not, "after" he had given thanks to God, and had poured out his joy at the feet of Jesus, go to the priest as he was directed; indeed, he could not have been restored to society without doing it; but he "first" poured out his thanks to God, and gave him praise for his wonderful recovery. The first duty of sinners, after they have been forgiven and have the hope of eternal life, is to prostrate themselves at the feet of their Great Benefactor, and to consecrate themselves to his service. "Then" let them go and show to others the evidence that they are cleansed. Let them go and mingle, like a restored leper, with their families and friends, and show by the purity and holiness of their lives how great is the mercy that has cleansed them.

    He was a Samaritan - See the notes at Matthew 10:5. This rendered his conduct more remarkable and striking in the sight of the Jews. "They" considered the Samaritans as especially wicked, and "themselves" as especially holy. This example showed them, like the parable of the good Samaritan, that in this they were mistaken: and one design of this seems to have been to break down the "opposition" between the Jews and Samaritans, and to bring the former to more charitable judgments respecting the latter.