3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

Other Translations of Luke 15:3

New International Version

3 Then Jesus told them this parable:

English Standard Version

3 So he told them this parable:

The Message

3 Their grumbling triggered this story.

New King James Version

3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying:

New Living Translation

3 So Jesus told them this story:

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 15:3

Commentary on Luke 15:1-10

(Read Luke 15:1-10)

The parable of the lost sheep is very applicable to the great work of man's redemption. The lost sheep represents the sinner as departed from God, and exposed to certain ruin if not brought back to him, yet not desirous to return. Christ is earnest in bringing sinners home. In the parable of the lost piece of silver, that which is lost, is one piece, of small value compared with the rest. Yet the woman seeks diligently till she finds it. This represents the various means and methods God makes use of to bring lost souls home to himself, and the Saviour's joy on their return to him. How careful then should we be that our repentance is unto salvation!