NASB — Luke 15 — KJV

The Lost Sheep

1 Now all the atax collectors and the Isinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes [began] to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and aeats with them.”

[1] II.e. irreligious Jews aLk 5:29
[2] aMt 9:11

3 ¶ So He told them this parable, saying, 4 aWhat man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the Iopen 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.

[4] ILit wilderness aMt 18:12-14; Lk 15:4-7

The Lost Coin

8“Or what woman, if she has ten Isilver 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 ain the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

[8] IGr drachmas, one drachma was a day’s wages
[10] aMt 10:32; Lk 15:7

The Prodigal Son

11 ¶ And He said, “A man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me athe share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his Ibwealth between them. 13 And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. 14 Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. 15 So he went and Ihired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the Ipods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving [anything] to him. 17 But when he came to Ihis senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and Iin your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’ 20 So he got up and came to Ihis father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion [for him], and ran and IIaembraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out athe best robe and put it on him, and bput a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was adead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

[12] ILit living aDt 21:17 bMk 12:44; Lk 15:30
[15] ILit was joined to
[16] II.e. of the carob tree
[17] ILit himself
[18] ILit before you
[20] ILit his own IILit fell on his neck aGn 45:14; 46:29; Ac 20:37
[22] aZc 3:4; Rv 6:11 bGn 41:42
[24] aMt 8:22; Lk 9:60; 15:32; Ro 11:15; Ep 2:1, 5; 5:14; Col 2:13; 1Ti 5:6

25“Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he summoned one of the servants and [began] inquiring what these things could be. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and [began] pleading with him. 29 But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never Ineglected a command of yours; and [yet] you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; 30 but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your Iawealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you Ihave always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was adead and [has begun] to live, and [was] lost and has been found.’”

[29] IOr disobeyed
[30] ILit living aPv 29:3; Lk 15:12
[31] ILit are always with me
[32] aLk 15:24


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The parable of the lost sheep:

1 ¶ Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

[1] Ezk 18:27; Mt 9:10; 21:28; Lk 5:29; 7:29; 13:30; Ro 5:20; 1Ti 1:15.
[2] Mt 9:11; Lk 5:30; 7:34, 39; 15:29; 19:7; Ac 11:3; 1Co 5:9; Ga 2:12.

3 ¶ And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found [it], he layeth [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together [his] friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

[4] Ps 119:176; Is 53:6; Jr 50:6; Ezk 34:8, 11, 16, 31; Mt 12:11; 18:12; Lk 13:15; Jn 10:15, 26; Ro 2:1; 1P 2:25.
[5] Is 40:10; 46:3; 53:10; 62:5, 12; 63:9; Jr 32:41; Ezk 18:23; 33:11; Mi 5:4; 7:18; Zp 3:17; Lk 15:23, 32; 19:9; 23:43; Jn 4:34; 15:11; Ac 9:1; Ro 10:20; Ep 1:19; 2:3, 10; 3:7; 1Th 1:5; 2Ti 2:26; Tit 3:3; He 12:2; 1P 1:5.
[6] Ps 119:176; Is 66:10; Lk 2:13; 15:7, 10, 24; Jn 3:29; 15:14; Ac 11:23; 15:3; Php 1:4; 2:17; 4:1; 1Th 2:19; 3:7; 1P 2:10, 25.
[7] Pv 30:12; Mt 18:13; Lk 5:32; 15:29, 32; 16:15; 18:9; Ro 7:9; Php 3:6.

of the piece of silver:

8Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find [it]? 9 And when she hath found [it], she calleth [her] friends and [her] neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

[8] Ezk 34:12; Mt 18:28; Lk 19:10; Jn 10:16; 11:52; Ep 2:17.
[9] Lk 15:6.
[10] 2Ch 33:13; Ezk 18:23, 32; 33:11; Mt 18:10, 14; 28:5; Lk 2:1; 7:47; 13:5; Ac 5:19; 10:3; 11:18; 2Co 7:10; Phm 1:15; He 1:14; Rv 5:11.

of the prodigal son.

11 ¶ And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to [his] father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth [to me]. And he divided unto them [his] living. 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 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. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. 29 And he answering said to [his] father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

[11] Mt 21:23.
[12] Dt 21:16; Ps 16:5; 17:14; Mk 12:44.
[13] 2Ch 33:1; Jb 21:13; 22:17; Ps 10:4; 73:27; Pv 5:8; 6:26; 18:9; 21:17, 20; 23:19; 27:8; 28:7; 29:3; Ec 11:9; Is 1:4; 22:13; 30:11; 56:12; Jr 2:5, 13, 17, 31; Am 6:3; Mi 6:3; Lk 15:30; 16:1, 19; Ro 13:13; Ep 2:13, 17; 1P 4:3; 2P 2:13.
[14] 2Ch 33:11; Ezk 16:27; Ho 2:9; Am 8:9.
[15] Ex 10:3; 2Ch 28:22; Is 1:5, 9, 10; 57:17; Jr 5:3; 8:4; 31:18; Ezk 16:52, 63; Na 3:6; Mal 2:9; Lk 8:32; 15:13; Ro 1:24; 6:22; 1Co 6:9; Ep 2:2; 4:17; 5:11; Col 3:5; 2Ti 2:25; Tit 3:3; Rv 2:21.
[16] Ps 73:22; 142:4; Is 44:20; 55:2; 57:3; Lm 4:5; Ho 12:1; Jna 2:2; Ro 6:19.
[17] Ps 73:20; Ec 9:3; Jr 31:19; Lm 1:7; Ezk 18:28; Lk 8:35; 15:18; 16:23; Ac 2:37; 16:29, 30; 26:11; Ep 2:4; 5:14; Tit 3:4; Jm 1:16.
[18] Lv 26:40; 1K 8:47; 20:30; 2K 7:3; 2Ch 33:12, 19; Jb 33:27; 36:8; Ps 25:11; 32:3, 5; 51:3; 116:3; Pv 23:13; Is 63:16; Jr 3:19; 31:6, 20; 50:4; Lm 3:18, 29, 40; Dn 4:26; Ho 2:6; 14:1; Jna 2:4; 3:9; Mt 3:6; 6:9, 14; 7:11; Lk 11:2; 15:21; 18:13; 1Jn 1:8.
[19] Gn 32:10; Jsh 9:24; Jb 42:6; Ps 84:10; Mt 15:26; Lk 5:8; 7:6; 1Co 15:9; 1Ti 1:13; Jm 4:8; 1P 5:6.
[20] Gn 33:4; 45:14; 46:29; Dt 30:2; Jb 33:27; Ps 86:5, 15; 103:10; Is 49:15; 55:6; 57:18; Jr 31:20; Ezk 16:6; Ho 11:8; Mi 7:18; Ac 2:39; 20:37; Ep 2:13, 17.
[21] Ps 51:4; 143:2; Jr 3:13; Ezk 16:63; Lk 15:18; Ro 2:4; 1Co 8:12.
[22] Gn 41:42; Dt 33:25; Es 3:10; 8:2; Ps 18:33; 45:13; 132:9, 16; So 7:1; Is 61:10; Ezk 16:9, 10; Zc 3:3; Mt 22:11; Ro 3:22; 8:15; 13:14; Ga 3:27; 4:5; Ep 1:13; 4:22; 6:15; Rv 2:17; 3:4, 18; 6:11; 7:9, 13; 19:8.
[23] Gn 18:7; Ps 63:5; Pv 9:2; Is 25:6; 65:13; Mt 22:2.
[24] Gn 45:28; Is 35:10; 66:11; Jr 31:12, 15; Ezk 34:4, 16; Mt 18:11; Mk 8:22; Lk 10:19; 15:4, 7, 8, 9, 32; 19:10; Jn 5:21, 24; 11:25; Ro 6:11, 13; 8:2; 12:15; 1Co 12:26; 2Co 5:14; Ep 2:1, 5; 5:14; Col 2:13; 1Ti 5:6; Jde 1:12; Rv 3:1.
[25] Ex 15:20; 2S 6:14; Ps 30:11; 126:1; 149:3; 150:4; Ec 3:4; Jr 31:4; Lk 7:32; 15:11.
[27] Lk 15:23, 30; Ac 9:17; 22:13; Phm 1:16.
[28] Gn 4:5; 1S 17:28; 18:8; Is 65:5; 66:5; Jna 4:1, 4, 9; Mt 20:11; Lk 5:30; 7:39; 13:34; 15:2; 24:47; Ac 13:45, 50; 14:2, 19; 22:21; Ro 10:19; 2Co 5:20; 1Th 2:16.
[29] 1S 15:13; Is 58:2; 65:5; Zc 7:3; Mal 1:12; 3:14; Mt 20:12; Lk 15:7; 17:10; 18:9, 11, 20; 19:21; Ro 3:20, 27; 7:9; 10:3; Php 3:4; 1Jn 1:8; Rv 2:17; 3:17.
[30] Ex 32:7, 11; Lk 15:13, 22, 32; 18:11.
[31] Mt 20:13; Mk 7:27; Lk 19:22; Ro 9:4; 11:1, 35.
[32] Ps 51:8; Is 35:10; Ho 14:9; Jna 4:10; Lk 7:34; 15:24; Ro 3:4, 19; 15:9; Ep 2:1.


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