Then drew near unto him aall bthe publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes cmurmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 dWhat man of you, having an hundred sheep, eif he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine fin the wilderness, and ggo after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, hhe layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found imy sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine kjust persons, which need no repentance.
8 Either what woman having ten ||pieces of silver, if she lose one ||piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the ||piece which I had lost. 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of lthe angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
See Matt. 18:17.
So Isai. 40:11.
See Matt. 9:36.
See Matt. 18:10.