Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him.
\hsan V-IXI-3P de; CONJ aujtw'/ P-DSM ejggivzonte? pavnte? A-NPM oiJ T-NPM telw'nai N-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM aJmartwloi; A-NPM ajkouvein V-PAN aujtou'. P-GSM
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
kai; CONJ diegovgguzon oi& T-NPM te PRT Farisai'oi N-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM grammatei'? N-NPM levgonte? V-PAP-NPM o&ti CONJ OuJ'to? D-NSM aJmartwlou;? A-APM prosdevcetai kai; CONJ sunesqivei aujtoi'?. P-DPM
Then Jesus told them this parable:
ei\pen V-2AAI-3S de; CONJ pro;? PREP aujtou;? P-APM th;n T-ASF parabolh;n N-ASF tauvthn D-ASF levgwn, V-PAP-NSM
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
Tiv? I-NSM a~nqrwpo? N-NSM ejx uJmw'n P-2GP e~cwn V-PAP-NSM eJkato;n N-NUI provbata N-NPN kai; CONJ ajpolevsa? V-AAP-NSM ejx aujtw'n P-GPM eJ;n PREP ouj PRT kataleivpei ta; T-APN ejnenhvkonta N-NUI ejnneva N-NUI ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF ejrhvmw/ A-DSF kai; CONJ poreuvetai V-PNI-3S ejpi; PREP to; T-ASN ajpolwlo;? e&w? CONJ eu&rh/ V-2AAS-3S aujtov; P-ASN
And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders
kai; CONJ euJrw;n V-2AAP-NSM ejpitivqhsin ejpi; PREP tou;? T-APM w~mou? N-APM aujtou' P-GSM caivrwn,
and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'
kai; CONJ ejlqw;n V-2AAP-NSM eij? PREP to;n T-ASM oi\kon N-ASM sugkalei' tou;? T-APM fivlou? A-APM kai; CONJ tou;? T-APM geivtona? levgwn V-PAP-NSM aujtoi'?, P-DPM Sugcavrhtev moi, P-1DS o&ti CONJ euJ'ron V-2AAI-3P to; T-ASN provbatovn N-ASN mou P-1GS to; T-ASN ajpolwlov?.
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
levgw V-PAI-1S uJmi'n P-2DP o&ti CONJ ou&tw? ADV cara; N-NSF ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN oujranw'/ N-DSM e~stai V-FXI-3S ejpi; PREP eJni; N-DSM aJmartwlw'/ A-DSF metanoou'nti h^ T-NSF ejpi; PREP ejnenhvkonta N-NUI ejnneva N-NUI dikaivoi? oi&tine? R-NPM ouj PRT creivan N-ASF e~cousin V-PAI-3P metanoiva?. N-GSF
"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
^h T-NSF tiv? I-NSM gunh; N-NSF dracma;? e~cousa V-PAP-NSF devka, N-NUI eja;n COND ajpolevsh/ V-AAS-3S dracmh;n mivan, N-ASF oujci; PRT a&ptei luvcnon N-ASF kai; CONJ saroi' th;n T-ASF oijkivan N-ASF kai; CONJ zhtei' V-PAI-3S ejpimelw'? e&w? CONJ ouJ' PRT eu&rh/; V-2AAS-3S
And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'
kai; CONJ euJrou'sa sugkalei' ta;? T-APF fivla? kai; CONJ geivtona? levgousa, V-PAP-NSF Sugcavrhtev moi, P-1DS o&ti CONJ euJ'ron V-2AAI-3P th;n T-ASF dracmh;n hJ;n V-IXI-3S ajpwvlesa.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
ou&tw?, ADV levgw V-PAI-1S uJmi'n, P-2DP givnetai V-PNI-3S cara; N-NSF ejnwvpion ADV tw'n T-GPM ajggevlwn N-GPM tou' T-GSN qeou' N-GSM ejpi; PREP eJni; N-DSM aJmartwlw'/ A-DSF metanoou'nti.
Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons.
Ei\pen V-2AAI-3S dev, CONJ ~anqrwpov? N-NSM ti? I-NSM ei\cen V-IAI-3S duvo N-NUI uiJouv?. N-APM
The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.
kai; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S oJ T-NSM newvtero? aujtw'n P-GPM tw'/ T-DSM patriv, N-DSM Pavter, N-VSM dov? V-2AAM-2S moi P-1DS to; T-ASN ejpibavllon mevro? N-ASN th'? T-GSF oujsiva?. oJ T-NSM de; CONJ diei'len aujtoi'? P-DPM to;n T-ASM bivon. N-ASM
"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.
kai; CONJ metj PREP ouj PRT polla;? A-APF hJmevra? N-APF sunagagw;n V-2AAP-NSM pavnta A-APN oJ T-NSM newvtero? uiJo;? N-NSM ajpedhvmhsen V-AAI-3S eij? PREP cwvran N-ASF makravn, ADV kai; CONJ ejkei' ADV dieskovrpisen V-AAI-3S th;n T-ASF oujsivan aujtou' P-GSM zw'n V-PAP-NSM ajswvtw?.
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
dapanhvsanto? de; CONJ aujtou' P-GSM pavnta A-APN ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S limo;? N-NSM ijscura; kata; PREP th;n T-ASF cwvran N-ASF ejkeivnhn, D-ASF kai; CONJ aujto;? P-NSM h~rxato uJsterei'sqai.
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
kai; CONJ poreuqei;? V-AOP-NSM ejkollhvqh eJni; N-DSM tw'n T-GPM politw'n th'? T-GSF cwvra? N-GSF ejkeivnh?, D-GSF kai; CONJ e~pemyen V-AAI-3S aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP tou;? T-APM ajgrou;? N-APM aujtou' P-GSM bovskein coivrou?: N-APM
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
kai; CONJ ejpequvmei cortasqh'nai V-APN ejk PREP tw'n T-GPM kerativwn wJ'n R-GPM h~sqion V-IAI-3P oiJ T-NPM coi'roi, kai; CONJ oujdei;? A-NSF ejdivdou V-IAI-3S aujtw'/. P-DSM
"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
eij? PREP eJauto;n F-3ASM de; CONJ ejlqw;n V-2AAP-NSM e~fh, V-IXI-3S Povsoi mivsqioi tou' T-GSM patrov? N-GSM mou P-1GS perisseuvontai a~rtwn, N-GPM ejgw; P-1NS de; CONJ limw'/ wJ'de ADV ajpovllumai.
I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
ajnasta;? V-2AAP-NSM poreuvsomai pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM patevra N-ASM mou P-1GS kai; CONJ ejrw' V-FAI-1S aujtw'/, P-DSM Pavter, N-VSM h&marton V-2AAI-1S eij? PREP to;n T-ASM oujrano;n N-ASM kai; CONJ ejnwvpiovn ADV sou, P-2GS
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.'
oujkevti ADV eijmi; V-PXI-1S a~xio? klhqh'nai uiJov? N-NSM sou: P-2GS poivhsovn V-AAM-2S me P-1AS wJ? ADV e&na N-ASM tw'n T-GPF misqivwn sou. P-2GS
So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
kai; CONJ ajnasta;? V-2AAP-NSM h\lqen V-2AAI-3S pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM patevra N-ASM eJautou'. F-3GSM e~ti ADV de; CONJ aujtou' P-GSM makra;n ADV ajpevconto? V-PAP-GSM ei\den V-2AAI-3S aujto;n P-ASM oJ T-NSM path;r N-NSM aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ejsplagcnivsqh V-AOI-3S kai; CONJ dramw;n V-2AAP-NSM ejpevpesen V-2AAI-3S ejpi; PREP to;n T-ASM travchlon N-ASM aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ katefivlhsen V-AAI-3S aujtovn. P-ASM
"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. '
ei\pen V-2AAI-3S de; CONJ oJ T-NSM uiJo;? N-NSM aujtw'/, P-DSM Pavter, N-VSM h&marton V-2AAI-1S eij? PREP to;n T-ASM oujrano;n N-ASM kai; CONJ ejnwvpiovn ADV sou, P-2GS oujkevti ADV eijmi; V-PXI-1S a~xio? klhqh'nai uiJov? N-NSM sou. P-2GS
"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
ei\pen V-2AAI-3S de; CONJ oJ T-NSM path;r N-NSM pro;? PREP tou;? T-APM douvlou? N-APM aujtou', P-GSM Tacu; ADV ejxenevgkate stolh;n N-ASF th;n T-ASF prwvthn kai; CONJ ejnduvsate aujtovn, P-ASM kai; CONJ dovte V-2AAM-2P daktuvlion eij? PREP th;n T-ASF cei'ra N-ASF aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ uJpodhvmata N-APN eij? PREP tou;? T-APM povda?, N-APM
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.
kai; CONJ fevrete V-PAM-2P to;n T-ASM movscon to;n T-ASM siteutovn, quvsate kai; CONJ fagovnte? V-2AAP-NPM eujfranqw'men,
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
o&ti CONJ ouJ'to? D-NSM oJ T-NSM uiJov? N-NSM mou P-1GS nekro;? A-NSM h\n V-IXI-3S kai; CONJ ajnevzhsen, h\n V-IXI-3S ajpolwlw;? kai; CONJ euJrevqh. V-API-3S kai; CONJ h~rxanto eujfraivnesqai.
"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.
\hn V-IXI-3S de; CONJ oJ T-NSM uiJo;? N-NSM aujtou' P-GSM oJ T-NSM presbuvtero? ejn PREP ajgrw'/: N-DSM kai; CONJ wJ? ADV ejrcovmeno? V-PNP-NSM h~ggisen V-AAI-3S th'/ T-DSF oijkiva/, N-DSF h~kousen V-AAI-3S sumfwniva? kai; CONJ corw'n,
So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.
kai; CONJ proskalesavmeno? V-ADP-NSM e&na N-ASM tw'n T-GPF paivdwn ejpunqavneto V-INI-3S tiv I-ASN a^n PRT ei~h V-PXO-3S tau'ta. D-APN
'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtw'/ P-DSM o&ti CONJ JO T-NSM ajdelfov? N-NSM sou P-2GS h&kei, kai; CONJ e~qusen oJ T-NSM pathvr N-NSM sou P-2GS to;n T-ASM movscon to;n T-ASM siteutovn, o&ti CONJ uJgiaivnonta V-PAP-ASM aujto;n P-ASM ajpevlaben.
"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.
wjrgivsqh V-API-3S de; CONJ kai; CONJ oujk PRT h~qelen V-IAI-3S eijselqei'n. V-2AAN oJ T-NSM de; CONJ path;r N-NSM aujtou' P-GSM ejxelqw;n parekavlei V-IAI-3S aujtovn. P-ASM
But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S tw'/ T-DSM patri; N-DSM aujtou', P-GSM #Idou; V-2AAM-2S tosau'ta e~th N-APN douleuvw soi S-2NPM kai; CONJ oujdevpote ADV ejntolhvn N-ASF sou P-2GS parh'lqon, kai; CONJ ejmoi; P-1DS oujdevpote ADV e~dwka? V-AAI-2S e~rifon i&na CONJ meta; PREP tw'n T-GPM fivlwn V-PAP-NSM mou P-1GS eujfranqw':
But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'
o&te ADV de; CONJ oJ T-NSM uiJov? N-NSM sou P-2GS ouJ'to? D-NSM oJ T-NSM katafagwvn sou P-2GS to;n T-ASM bivon N-ASM meta; PREP pornw'n h\lqen, V-2AAI-3S e~qusa? aujtw'/ P-DSM to;n T-ASM siteuto;n movscon.
" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtw'/, P-DSM Tevknon, N-VSN su; P-2NS pavntote ADV metj PREP ejmou' P-1GS ei\, COND kai; CONJ pavnta A-APN ta; T-APN ejma; sav S-2APN ejstin: V-PXI-3S
But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "
eujfranqh'nai de; CONJ kai; CONJ carh'nai e~dei, V-IQI-3S o&ti CONJ oJ T-NSM ajdelfov? N-NSM sou P-2GS ouJ'to? D-NSM nekro;? A-NSM h\n V-IXI-3S kai; CONJ e~zhsen, kai; CONJ ajpolwlw;? kai; CONJ euJrevqh. V-API-3S
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