Luke 15:3

3 Then Jesus told them this parable:

Luke 15:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
ESV
3 So he told them this parable:
NLT
3 So Jesus told them this story:
MSG
3 Their grumbling triggered this story.
CSB
3 So He told them this parable:

Luke 15:3 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 15:3

And he spake this parable unto them
To the Pharisees, for their conviction and confutation; and to the publicans and sinners for their encouragement; and in vindication of himself; and not only this, but the other two, concerning the lost piece of money, and the prodigal son, which were said at this time, and on the same occasion;

saying,
as follows.

Luke 15:3 In-Context

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.
2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
3 Then Jesus told them this parable:
4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders

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