15 For thus says (A)the One who is high and lifted up,
    who inhabits eternity, whose name is (B)Holy:
(C)“I dwell in the high and holy place,
    and also (D)with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
(E)to revive the spirit of the lowly,
    and to revive the heart of the contrite.

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(A)All these things my hand has made,
    and so all these things came to be,
declares the Lord.
(B)But this is the one to whom I will look:
    he who is humble and contrite in spirit
    and trembles at my word.

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17 “But (A)when he (B)came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, (C)I have sinned against (D)heaven and before you. 19 (E)I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and (F)ran and (G)embraced him and (H)kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. (I)I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’[a] 22 But the father said to his servants,[b] ‘Bring quickly (J)the best robe, and put it on him, and put (K)a ring on his hand, and (L)shoes on his feet. 23 And bring (M)the fattened calf and kill it, and (N)let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son (O)was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 15:21 Some manuscripts add treat me as one of your hired servants
  2. Luke 15:22 Or bondservants

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