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Luke 0:Chapter 15
Luke 0:1 Then came near to Him all the tax collectors and sinners to hear Him.
Luke 0:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, this man receives sinners, and eats with them.
Luke 0:3 And He spoke this parable to them, saying,
Luke 0:4 what man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after that whom is lost, until he find it?
Luke 0:5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
Luke 0:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, rejoice with me; for I have found my lost sheep.
Luke 0:7 I say to you, that likewise joy will be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety-nine righteous ones, who need no repentance.
Luke 0:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she finds it?
Luke 0:9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
Luke 0:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.
Luke 0:11 And He said, a certain man had two sons:
Luke 0:12 and the younger of them said to his father, father, give me my share of the estate. And he divided his property among them.
Luke 0:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his wealth with wild living.
Luke 0:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
Luke 0:15 And he went and hired himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.
Luke 0:16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the husks that the pigs did eat: and no man gave to him.
Luke 0:17 And when he came to himself, he said, how many hired servants of my fathers’ have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger
Luke 0:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you,
Luke 0:19 and am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants.
Luke 0:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Luke 0:21 And the son said to him, father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.
Luke 0:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring out the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and sandals on his feet:
Luke 0:23 and bring the fatted calf here, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
Luke 0:24 for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to rejoice.
Luke 0:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew close to the house, he heard music and dancing.
Luke 0:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
Luke 0:27 And he said to him, your brother has come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.
Luke 0:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore his father came out, and entreated him.
Luke 0:29 And he answered and said to his father, look, these many years I did serve you, neither have I disobeyed at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might rejoice with my friends:
Luke 0:30 but as soon as this your son was come, who has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf.
Luke 0:31 And he said to him, son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.
Luke 0:32 It was right that we should rejoice, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.