Bible: Luke 15:1-7

The Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin

15:1 Now all the tax collectors 1  and sinners were coming 2  to hear him. 15:2 But 3  the Pharisees 4  and the experts in the law 5  were complaining, 6 This man welcomes 7  sinners and eats with them.”

15:3 So 8  Jesus 9  told them 10  this parable: 11  15:4 Which one 12  of you, if he has a hundred 13  sheep and loses one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture 14  and go look for 15  the one that is lost until he finds it? 16  15:5 Then 17  when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 15:6 Returning 18  home, he calls together 19  his 20  friends and neighbors, telling them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 15:7 I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner 21  who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people 22  who have no need to repent. 23 

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