Luke 15:1-6 NIV

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?

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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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