7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repentsthan over ninety-nine[a]just persons whoneed no repentance.
The Parable of the Lost Coin
8 “Or what woman, having ten silver[b]coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
The Parable of the Lost Son
11 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons.12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to themhis livelihood.13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with[c]prodigal living.14 But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want.
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