The Parable of the Lost Coin

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

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Footnotes

  1. 15:8 Gk ten drachmas
  2. 15:8 A Gk drachma was equivalent to a Roman denarius = one day’s wage

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