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| Book of Luke|
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- Luke 15:1-10 [ Verse 2 in Original: Greek ]
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- 1 Now all the tax R679 collectors and the sinners F347 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 R680 with them." 3 So He told them this parable, saying, 4 "What R681 man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open F348 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 righteous persons who need no repentance. 8 "Or what woman, if she has ten silver F349 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 R682 the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
F347 I.e. irreligious Jews
F348 Lit wilderness
F349 Gr drachmas, one drachma was a day's wages
R679 Luke 5:29
R680 Matthew 9:11
R681 Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:4-7
R682 Matthew 10:32; Luke 15:7
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