Luke 15:6

Rejoice with me (suncarhte moi). Second aorist passive of suncairw, an old and common verb for mutual joy as in Philippians 2:17 . Joy demands fellowship. Same form in verse Luke 15:9 . So the shepherd calls together (sunkalei, note sun again) both his friends and his neighbours. This picture of the Good Shepherd has captured the eye of many artists through the ages.