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Luke 15 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Parable of the Lost Sheep

(Mat 18:10–14 )
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Now all the tax collectors and the [fn]sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:2 - And both the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
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So He told them this parable, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:4 - “What man among you, if he has one hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the [fn]open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:5 - “And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:6 - “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 which was lost!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:7 - “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

The Parable of the Lost Drachma

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:8 -

“Or what woman, if she has ten [fn]drachmas and loses one [fn]drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:9 - “And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the [fn]drachma which I had lost!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:10 - “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:11 -

And He said, “A man had two sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:12 - “And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his [fn]wealth between them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:13 - “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate living recklessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:14 - “Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:15 - “So he went and [fn]hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:16 - “And he was desiring to be fed with the [fn]pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:17 - “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:18 - ‘I will rise up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:19 - “I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:20 - “So he rose up and came to [fn]his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and [fn]embraced him and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:21 - “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:22 - “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:23 - and bring the fattened calf, slaughter it, and let us eat and celebrate,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:24 - for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.
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“Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:26 - “And summoning one of the servants, he began inquiring what these things could be.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:27 - “And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:28 - “But he became angry and was not wanting to go in, and his father came out and began pleading with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:29 - “But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and never have I [fn]neglected a command of yours. And yet never have you given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:30 - ‘But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your [fn]wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:31 - “And he said to him, ‘Child, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:32 - ‘But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive, and was lost and has been found.’”
LSB Footnotes
Irreligious Jews
Lit wilderness
A Greek silver coin, approx. a laborer’s daily wage
A Greek silver coin, approx. a laborer’s daily wage
A Greek silver coin, approx. a laborer’s daily wage
Lit living
Lit was joined to
Of the carob tree
Lit his own
Lit fell on his neck
Or disobeyed
Lit living
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