Luke 15:9

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!'

Luke 15:9 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 15:9

And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends
(See Gill on Luke 15:6) a parable somewhat like to this, the Jews F24 have on those words in ( Proverbs 2:4 ) "If thou seekest her as silver", &c.

``it is like to a man that has lost a "shekel", (a piece of money,) or beryl rings, within his house; he lights up many lamps and many candles, until he lights on them; and lo, these things much more: for if a man for the things of the temporary life of this world, lights many lamps and candles, until he lights upon them and finds them; the words of the law, since they are the life of this world, and the life of the world to come, shouldest thou not search after them as for hidden treasure?''


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Shirhashirim Rabba, fol. 1. 4.

Luke 15:9 In-Context

7 In the same way, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine respectable people who do not need to repent.
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.