Luke 15

1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to him to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were murmuring, saying, This man accepts sinners and eats together with them.



{Similar: Mt 18: 12-14, Lk 15: 3-7}

3 Now he spoke to them this parable, saying: 4 What man out of you*, having a hundred sheep and having lost one out of them, does not leave the ninety nine in the wilderness and travel to what has been lost, until he should find it? 5 And having found it, he places it upon his own shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when* he comes to his house, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice together with me, because I have found my sheep which has been lost. 7 I say to you* thus, that there will be joy in heaven over one repenting sinner, more than over ninety nine righteous ones, who have no need of repentance.

8 Or what woman having ten two, denarii coins, if she loses one two, denarii coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and seek carefully until she should find it? 9 And having found it, she calls together her friends and her neighbors, saying, Rejoice together with me, because I have found the two, denarii coin which I had lost. 10 Even so, I say to you*, There becomes joy in the sight of the messengers of God over one repenting sinner.

11 Now he said, A certain man had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the part of the estate that would be put toward me. And he sections off his livelihood to them. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered it all together and went, abroad into a far region, and he squandered his estate with riotous living there. 14 Now having spent all, there became a mighty famine throughout that region, and he began to have lack of things. 15 And he traveled and joined himself to one of the citizens of that region, and he sent him into his field to feed swine. 16 And he was desiring to fill his belly from the carob pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. 17 Now having come to himself, he said, How many of my father' s hired servants are abounding, even of bread? But I am perishing here in famine! 18 After having risen up, I will be traveling to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned at heaven, and in your, your* sight. 19 I am no more worthy to be called your, your* son. Make* me like one of your, your* hired servants. 20 And standing up, he came to his father. But while he was still distant, far from him, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell upon his neck and kissed him. 21 But the son said to him, Father, I have sinned at heaven, and in your, your* sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your, your* son.

22 But the father said to his bondservants, Bring out the foremost robe and clothe him, and give him a ring *for his hand and shoes *for his feet; 23 and when* you* have brought and sacrificed the fattened calf, and when* we eat it, we should be joyous. 24 Because this one, my son, was dead and then lived again, and was perishing and then was found. And they began to be joyous. 25 Now his elder son was in the field and as he is coming, he drew near to the house, and he heard harmony and dancers. 26 And having called to him one of the young, servants, he was inquiring what these things might be.

27 But he said to him, Your brother is coming, and your, your* father has sacrificed the fattened calf because he has received him back healthy. 28 But he was angry and was not willing to enter and therefore his father came out and was pleading him.

29 But he answered and said to his father, Behold, I did serve* you for so, many years, and I never* passed over a commandment of yours, and yet you never* gave me a young goat, in order that I might be joyous with my friends. 30 But when this one, your, your* son came, who has devoured your, your* livelihood with prostitutes, you sacrificed the fattened calf for him.

31 Now he said to him, Child, you are always with me, and all the things which are mine are yours. 32 But we ought to be joyous and rejoice, because this one, your, your* brother was dead, and then lived again, and was perishing and then was found.



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