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Luke 15

NRS 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. NIV 1 Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. NRS 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." NIV 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." NRS 3 So he told them this parable: NIV 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: NRS 4 "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost 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? NRS 5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. NIV 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders NRS 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' NIV 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' NRS 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 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. NRS 8 "Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully 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? NRS 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, "Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had 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.' NRS 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." 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." NRS 11 Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons. NIV 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. NRS 12 The younger of them said to his father, "Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.' So he divided his property between them. NIV 12 The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. NRS 13 A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute 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. NRS 14 When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. NIV 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. NRS 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the 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. NRS 16 He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and 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. NRS 17 But when he came to himself he said, "How many of my father's hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of 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! NRS 18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before 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. NRS 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands." ' NIV 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' NRS 20 So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him 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. NRS 21 Then the son said to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before 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. ' NRS 22 But the father said to his slaves, "Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; 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. NRS 23 And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; NIV 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. NRS 24 for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' And 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. NRS 25 "Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. NIV 25 "Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. NRS 26 He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. NIV 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. NRS 27 He replied, "Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.' NIV 27 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' NRS 28 Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him. NIV 28 "The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. NRS 29 But he answered his father, "Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate 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. NRS 30 But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted 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!' NRS 31 Then the father said to him, "Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. NIV 31 " 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. NRS 32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been 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.' "