Luke 15:1-7 NAS

The Lost Sheep

1 Now all the 1tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.

References for Luke 15:1

    • a 15:1 - I.e. irreligious Jews
      2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and 2eats with them."

      References for Luke 15:2

      3 So He told them this parable, saying,
      4 "3What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine * in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

      References for Luke 15:4

      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.