Luke 15:1-10 New American Standard Bible

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

15 Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2  Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble , saying , "This man receives sinners and eats with them." 3  So He told them this parable , saying , 4  " What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine e in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5  "When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders , rejoicing . 6  "And when he comes home , he calls together his friends and his neighbors , saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost !' 7  "I tell you that in the same way , there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine e righteous persons who need no repentance .

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8  "Or what woman , if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin , does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9  "When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors , saying , 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost !' 10  "In the same way , I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents ."

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