The Lost Sheep

15 Now all the (A)tax collectors and [a]sinners were coming near [b]Jesus to listen to Him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to complain, saying, “This man receives sinners and (B)eats with them.”

And so He told them this parable, saying, (C)What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the other ninety-nine in the [c]open pasture and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he puts it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.

The Lost Coin

“Or what woman, if she has ten [d]silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found the coin which I had lost!’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy (D)in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 15:1 I.e., irreligious Jews
  2. Luke 15:1 Lit Him
  3. Luke 15:4 Lit wilderness
  4. Luke 15:8 Gr drachmas; one drachma was a day’s wages for a laborer