Luke 15:2-7 NIV

2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."1

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3 Then Jesus told them this parable:2

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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?3

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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.'4

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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.5

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