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Luke 15

NCV 1 The tax collectors and sinners all came to listen to Jesus. NIV 1 Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. NCV 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to complain: "Look, this man welcomes sinners and even eats with them." NIV 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." NCV 3 Then Jesus told them this story: NIV 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: NCV 4 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep but loses one of them. Then he will leave the other ninety-nine sheep in the open field and go out and look for the lost sheep until he finds it. NIV 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? NCV 5 And when he finds it, he happily puts it on his shoulders NIV 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders NCV 6 and goes home. He calls to his friends and neighbors and says, 'Be happy with me because I found my lost sheep.' NIV 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' NCV 7 In the same way, I tell you there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who changes his heart and life, than over ninety-nine good people who don't need to change. NIV 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. NCV 8 "Suppose a woman has ten silver coins, but loses one. She will light a lamp, sweep the house, and look carefully for the coin until she finds it. NIV 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? NCV 9 And when she finds it, she will call her friends and neighbors and say, 'Be happy with me because I have found the coin that I lost.' NIV 9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.' NCV 10 In the same way, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God when one sinner changes his heart and life." NIV 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." NCV 11 Then Jesus said, "A man had two sons. NIV 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. NCV 12 The younger son said to his father, 'Give me my share of the property.' So the father divided the property between his two sons. NIV 12 The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. NCV 13 Then the younger son gathered up all that was his and traveled far away to another country. There he wasted his money in foolish living. NIV 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. NCV 14 After he had spent everything, a time came when there was no food anywhere in the country, and the son was poor and hungry. NIV 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. NCV 15 So he got a job with one of the citizens there who sent the son into the fields to feed pigs. NIV 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. NCV 16 The son was so hungry that he wanted to eat the pods the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. NIV 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. NCV 17 When he realized what he was doing, he thought, 'All of my father's servants have plenty of food. But I am here, almost dying with hunger. NIV 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! NCV 18 I will leave and return to my father and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against God and have done wrong to you. NIV 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. NCV 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son, but let me be like one of your servants."' NIV 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' NCV 20 So the son left and went to his father. "While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for his son. So the father ran to him and hugged and kissed him. NIV 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. NCV 21 The son said, 'Father, I have sinned against God and have done wrong to you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' NIV 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. ' NCV 22 But the father said to his servants, 'Hurry! Bring the best clothes and put them on him. Also, put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. NIV 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. NCV 23 And get our fat calf and kill it so we can have a feast and celebrate. NIV 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. NCV 24 My son was dead, but now he is alive again! He was lost, but now he is found!' So they began to celebrate. NIV 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. NCV 25 "The older son was in the field, and as he came closer to the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing. NIV 25 "Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. NCV 26 So he called to one of the servants and asked what all this meant. NIV 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. NCV 27 The servant said, 'Your brother has come back, and your father killed the fat calf, because your brother came home safely.' NIV 27 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' NCV 28 The older son was angry and would not go in to the feast. So his father went out and begged him to come in. NIV 28 "The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. NCV 29 But the older son said to his father, 'I have served you like a slave for many years and have always obeyed your commands. But you never gave me even a young goat to have at a feast with my friends. NIV 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. NCV 30 But your other son, who wasted all your money on prostitutes, comes home, and you kill the fat calf for him!' NIV 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!' NCV 31 The father said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. NIV 31 " 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. NCV 32 We had to celebrate and be happy because your brother was dead, but now he is alive. He was lost, but now he is found.'" NIV 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.' "