Luke 15:10

10 In the same way, I tell you, the angels of God rejoice over one sinner who repents."

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Luke 15:10 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 15:10

Likewise I say unto you
As before, in ( Luke 15:7 )

there is joy in the presence of the angels of God;
who are the friends and neighbours of Christ: (See Gill on Luke 15:6),

over one sinner that repenteth;
which they have knowledge of, either by immediate revelation from God, or by observation in the church where they attend: the reason of this joy is, because there is one rescued out of the hands of Satan and his angels, between whom and them, there is an implacable enmity; and because another subject is added to Christ's kingdom, and by which it is enlarged, the prosperity of which they greatly desire; and because another heir is born in that family, to which they belong, and they have another social worshipper with them: and this joy is said to be "in the presence of" them; and so may design the joy of others, as of Father, Son, and Spirit, which is in their sight and knowledge; and also the joy there is among themselves.

Luke 15:10 In-Context

8 "Or suppose a woman who has ten silver coins loses one of them - what does she do? She lights a lamp, sweeps her house, and looks carefully everywhere until she finds it.
9 When she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, and says to them, "I am so happy I found the coin I lost. Let us celebrate!'
10 In the same way, I tell you, the angels of God rejoice over one sinner who repents."
11 Jesus went on to say, "There was once a man who had two sons.
12 The younger one said to him, "Father, give me my share of the property now.' So the man divided his property between his two sons.