The Parable of the Lost Sheep(A)

10 “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven (B)their angels always (C)see the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11 (D)For[a] the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

12 (E)“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13 And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so it is not the (F)will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:11 NU omits v. 11.