2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and aeats with them.”
8 “Or what woman, if she has ten 1silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
10 “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy ain the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
11 And He said, “A man had two sons.
15 “So he went and 1hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 “And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the 1pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
17 “But when he came to 1his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
18 ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and 1in your sight;
24 for this son of mine was adead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.
29 “But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never 1neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends;
31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you 1have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
32 ‘But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was adead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’ ”
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