The Parable of the Lost Sheep

10 “See that you do not despise (A)one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven (B)their angels always (C)see the face of my Father who is in heaven.[a] 12 (D)What do you think? (E)If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So (F)it is not the will of my[b] Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:10 Some manuscripts add verse 11: For the Son of Man came to save the lost
  2. Matthew 18:14 Some manuscripts your

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