Bible: Luke 15:3-10

15:3 So 1  Jesus 2  told them 3  this parable: 4  15:4 Which one 5  of you, if he has a hundred 6  sheep and loses one of them, would not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture 7  and go look for 8  the one that is lost until he finds it? 9  15:5 Then 10  when he has found it, he places it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 15:6 Returning 11  home, he calls together 12  his 13  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 14  who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people 15  who have no need to repent. 16 

15:8Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins 17  and loses 18  one of them, 19  does not light a lamp, sweep 20  the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it? 15:9 Then 21  when she has found it, she calls together her 22  friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice 23  with me, for I have found the coin 24  that I had lost.’ 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels 25  over one sinner who repents.”

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