The Parable of the Lost Sheep1 And were approaching to him all the tax collectors and the sinners to hear him. 2 And [6complained 1the 2Pharisees 3and 4the 5scribes], saying that, This one [2sinners 1favorably receives], and eats with them. 3 And he spoke to them this parable, saying, 4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, leaves not the ninety nine in the wilderness, and goes after the one being lost, until he should find it? 5 And having found, he places it upon his own shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And having come unto the house, he calls together the friends and the neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice along with me! for I found my sheep, the one being lost. 7 I say to you that thus [2joy 1there will be] in the heaven over one sinner repenting, than over ninety nine just ones who [2no 3need 1have] for repentance.
The Parable of the Lost Coin8 Or what woman [3drachmas 1having 2ten], if she should lose [2drachma 1one], does not light a lamp, and sweeps the house, and seeks carefully until whenever she should find it? 9 And having found, she calls together the friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice along with me! for I found the drachma which I lost. 10 Thus I say to you, joy takes place before the angels of God over one sinner repenting.
The Parable of the Lost Son11 And he said, A certain man had two sons. 12 And [4said 1the 2younger 3of them] to the father, O father, give to me the assigned part of the wealth. And he divided to them the livelihood. 13 And after not many days [4having gathered 5all 1the 2younger 3son], traveled abroad unto a place afar, and there dispersed his wealth living carnally. 14 [3spending 1And 2he] all, there became [2famine 1a strong] in that place; and he began to fail. 15 And having gone, he cleaved to one of the citizens of that place; and he sent him forth into his field to graze swine. 16 And he was desiring to fill his belly from the husks which [3were eating 1the 2swine], and no one gave to him. 17 [3to 4himself 1And 2having come], he said, How many hirelings of my father abound of bread loaves, but I with hunger perish? 18 Having risen up, I will go to my father, and I will say to him, O father, I sinned unto the heaven, and before you; 19 and no longer am I worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hirelings! 20 And having risen up, he went to his father. And still he [2far at a distance 1being], [2beheld 3him 1his father], and was moved with compassion, and running fell upon his neck, and kissed him. 21 [4said 1And 5to him 2the 3son], O father, I sinned unto the heaven, and before you, and no longer am I worthy to be called your son. 22 [4said 1But 2the 3father] to his servants, Bring forth the [2apparel 1foremost], and put it on him! And give a ring for his hand, and sandals for the feet! 23 And having brought the [2calf 1well fed], sacrifice it! and eating we should be merry; 24 for this my son was dead, and is revived; and he was lost, and was found. And they began to be merry. 25 [5was 1And 4son 2his 3elder] in the field. And as [2coming 1he approached] to the house, he heard the harmony of sound and dancers. 26 And having called on one of the servants, he inquired about what these things may be. 27 And he said to him that, Your brother is come, and [2sacrificed 1your father] the [2calf 1well fed]; for being in health he recovered him. 28 And he was provoked to anger, and did not want to enter. Then his father having come forth comforted him. 29 And responding he said to the father, Behold, so many years I served you, and at no time [2your command 1passed by]; and to me at no time did you give a kid, that with my friends I should be glad. 30 And when [2your son 1this], the one devouring your livelihood with harlots, came, you sacrificed for him the [2calf 1well fed]. 31 And he said to him, Child, you at all times [2with me 1are]; and all the things of mine are yours. 32 But to be merry and rejoice is necessary; for [2your brother 1this] was dead, and is revived; and he was lost, and is found.
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