Thematic Bible: Luke 15

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Luke 15:1

"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

Luke 15:2

"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

Luke 15:3

"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,

Luke 15:4

saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

Luke 15:5

"Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?

Luke 15:6

"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

Luke 15:7

"So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

Luke 15:8

"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?

Luke 15:9

"It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
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Luke 15:10

Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.

Luke 15:11

Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."

Luke 15:12

So He told them this parable, saying,

Luke 15:13

"What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

Luke 15:14

"When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Luke 15:15

"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!'

Luke 15:16

"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.

Luke 15:17

"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Luke 15:18

"When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!'

Luke 15:19

"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Luke 15:20

And He said, "A man had two sons.

Luke 15:21

"The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me ' So he divided his wealth between them.

Luke 15:22

"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 with loose living.

Luke 15:23

"Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.

Luke 15:24

"So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Luke 15:25

"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

Luke 15:26

"But when he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
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Luke 15:27

'I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;

Luke 15:28

I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."'

Luke 15:29

"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Luke 15:30

"And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

Luke 15:31

"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;
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Luke 15:32

and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;