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Luke 15 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were drawing near to hear him. 1 Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him.
2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes were complaining, saying, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!" 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
3 So he told them this parable, saying, 3 Then Jesus told them this parable:
4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the grassland and go after the one that was lost until he finds it? 4 "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?
5 And [when he] has found [it], he places [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing. 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders
6 And [when he] returns to [his] home, he calls together [his] friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost!' 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'
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 people who have no need of repentance. 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.
8 Or what woman who has ten drachmas, if she loses one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds [it]? 8 "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?
9 And [when she] has found [it], she calls together [her] friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found the drachma that I had lost!' 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'
10 In the [same] way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
11 And he said, "A certain man had two sons. 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons.
12 And the younger of them said to [his] father, 'Father, give me the share of the property that is coming to [me].' So he divided [his] assets between them. 12 The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.
13 And after not many days, the younger son gathered everything [and] went on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth [by] living wastefully. 13 "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.
14 And [after] he had spent everything, there was a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in need. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
15 And he went [and] hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to tend pigs. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
16 And he was longing to fill his stomach with the carob pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving [anything] to him. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
17 "But [when he] came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired workers have an abundance {of food}, and I am dying here from hunger! 17 "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!
18 I will set out [and] go to my father and will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and {in your sight}! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son! Make me like one of your hired workers.' 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.'
20 And he set out [and] came to his own father. But [while] he was still a long way away, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran {and embraced him} and kissed him. 20 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.
21 And [his] son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and {in your sight}! I am no longer worthy to be called your son!' 21 "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. '
22 But [his] father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put [it] on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on [his] feet! 22 "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.
23 And bring the fattened calf--kill [it] and let us eat [and] celebrate, 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.
24 because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' And they began to celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
25 "Now his older son was in the field, and when he came [and] approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 25 "Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.
26 And he summoned one of the slaves [and] asked what these [things] meant. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.
27 And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has gotten him back healthy.' 27 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'
28 But he became angry and did not want to go in. So his father came out [and] began to implore him. 28 "The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.
29 But he answered [and] said to his father, 'Behold, so many years I have served you, and have never disobeyed your command! And you never gave me a young goat so that I could celebrate with my friends! 29 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.
30 But when this son of yours returned--who has consumed your assets with prostitutes--you killed the fattened calf for him!' 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'
31 But he said to him, 'Child, you are always with me, and {everything I have belongs to you}. 31 " 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
32 But it was necessary to celebrate and to rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead, and is alive, and was lost, and is found!'" 32 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.' "