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Luke 15:1-10

ESV 1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. MSG 1 By this time a lot of men and women of doubtful reputation were hanging around Jesus, listening intently. ESV 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them." MSG 2 The Pharisees and religion scholars were not pleased, not at all pleased. They growled, "He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends." ESV 3 So he told them this parable: MSG 3 Their grumbling triggered this story. ESV 4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? MSG 4 "Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn't you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? ESV 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. MSG 5 When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, ESV 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' MSG 6 and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, 'Celebrate with me! I've found my lost sheep!' ESV 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. MSG 7 Count on it - there's more joy in heaven over one sinner's rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue. ESV 8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? MSG 8 "Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? ESV 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' MSG 9 And when she finds it you can be sure she'll call her friends and neighbors: 'Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!' ESV 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents." MSG 10 Count on it - that's the kind of party God's angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God."

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