The Parable of the Lost Sheep

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.
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2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
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3 Then Jesus told them this parable:
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4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders
6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’
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7 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.
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      The Parable of the Lost Coin

      8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coinsaand loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
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        • ” 15:8 - Greek "ten drachmas," each worth about a day’s wages
          9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’
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          10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
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