Luke 15:3-4

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?

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 15:3-4 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
6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 13:3
  • 2. Psalms 23; Psalms 119:176; Jeremiah 31:10; Ezekiel 34:11-16; Luke 5:32; Luke 19:10
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