The Parable Of The Lost Sheep

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

11 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

11 All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to Him.

11 Now all the tax collectors and sinners kept coming to listen to Jesus.

11 Now the tax collectors and [notorious and especially wicked] sinners were all coming near to [Jesus] to listen to Him.

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

22 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

22 And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!"

22 But the Pharisees and the scribes kept complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

22 And the Pharisees and the scribes kept muttering and indignantly complaining, saying, This man accepts and receives and welcomes [ preeminently wicked] sinners and eats with them.

33 So He told them this parable, saying,

33 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

33 So He told them this parable:

33 So he told them this parable:

33 So He told them this parable:

44 "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?

44 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

44 "What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it?

44 "Suppose one of you has 100 sheep and loses one of them. He leaves the 99 in the wilderness and looks for the one that is lost until he finds it, doesn't he?

44 What man of you, if he has a hundred sheep and should lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness (desert) and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?

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

55 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

55 When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders,

55 When he finds it, he puts it on his shoulders and rejoices.

55 And when he has found it, he lays it on his [own] shoulders, rejoicing.

66 "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!'

66 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

66 and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!'

66 Then he goes home, calls his friends and neighbors together, and says to them, "Rejoice with me, because I've found my lost sheep!'

66 And when he gets home, he summons together [his] friends and [his] neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep which was lost.

77 "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.

77 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

77 I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don't need repentance.

77 In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous people who don't need to repent."

77 Thus, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one [ especially] wicked person who repents ( changes his mind, abhorring his errors and misdeeds, and determines to enter upon a better course of life) than over ninety-nine righteous persons who have no need of repentance.

The Parable Of The Lost Coin

88 "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?

88 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?

88 "Or what woman who has 10 silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?

88 "Or suppose a woman has ten coins and loses one of them. She lights a lamp, sweeps the house, and searches carefully until she finds it, doesn't she?

88 Or what woman, having ten [silver] drachmas [each one equal to a day's wages], if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and look carefully and diligently until she finds it?

99 "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!'

99 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.

99 When she finds it, she calls her women friends and neighbors together, saying, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found the silver coin I lost!'

99 When she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, "Rejoice with me, because I have found the coin that I lost!'

99 And when she has found it, she summons her [women] friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the silver coin which I had lost.

1010 "In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

1010 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

1010 I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

1010 In the same way, I tell you that there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

1010 Even so, I tell you, there is joy among and in the presence of the angels of God over one [ especially] wicked person who repents ( changes his mind for the better, heartily amending his ways, with abhorrence of his past sins).

The Parable Of The Lost Son

1111 And He said, "A man had two sons.

1111 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

1111 He also said: "A man had two sons.

1111 Then Jesus said, "A man had two sons.

1111 And He said, There was a certain man who had two sons;

1212 "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.

1212 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

1212 The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate I have coming to me.' So he distributed the assets to them.

1212 The younger one told his father, "Father, give me my share of the estate.' So the father divided his property between them.

1212 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the part of the property that falls [to me]. And he divided the estate between them.

1313 "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.

1313 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

1313 Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

1313 A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living.

1313 And not many days after that, the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loose [from restraint] living.

1414 "Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.

1414 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

1414 After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing.

1414 After he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

1414 And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want.

1515 "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.

1515 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

1515 Then he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

1515 So he went out to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

1515 So he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs.

1616 "And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

1616 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

1616 He longed to eat his fill from the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him any.

1616 No one would give him anything, even though he would gladly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating.

1616 And he would gladly have fed on and filled his belly with the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but [they could not satisfy his hunger and] nobody gave him anything [better].

1717 "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!

1717 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

1717 When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger!

1717 "Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father's hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death!

1717 Then when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father have enough food, and [even food] to spare, but I am perishing (dying) here of hunger!

1818 'I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;

1818 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

1818 I'll get up, go to my father, and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.

1818 I will get up, go to my father, and say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you.

1818 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.

1919 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."'

1919 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

1919 I'm no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired hands.'

1919 I don't deserve to be called your son anymore. Treat me like one of your hired men."'

1919 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; [just] make me like one of your hired servants.

2020 "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.

2020 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

2020 So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

2020 "So he got up and went to his father. While he was still far away, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him affectionately.

2020 So he got up and came to his [own] father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [ fervently].

2121 "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.'

2121 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

2121 The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I'm no longer worthy to be called your son.'

2121 Then his son told him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore.'

2121 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 [I no longer deserve to be recognized as a son of yours]!

2222 "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;

2222 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

2222 "But the father told his slaves, 'Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

2222 But the father told his servants, "Hurry! Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

2222 But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet.

2323 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;

2323 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

2323 Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let's celebrate with a feast,

2323 Bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let's eat and celebrate!

2323 And bring out that [wheat-]fattened calf and kill it; and let us revel and feast and be happy and make merry,

2424 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.

2424 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

2424 because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

2424 Because my son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate.

2424 Because this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found! And they began to revel and feast and make merry.

2525 "Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.

2525 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

2525 "Now his older son was in the field; as he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

2525 "Now the father's older son was in the field. As he was coming back to the house, he heard music and dancing.

2525 But his older son was in the field; and as he returned and came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

2626 "And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be.

2626 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

2626 So he summoned one of the servants and asked what these things meant.

2626 So he called to one of the servants and asked what was happening.

2626 And having called one of the servant [boys] to him, he began to ask what this meant.

2727 "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.'

2727 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

2727 'Your brother is here,' he told him, 'and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'

2727 The servant told him, "Your brother has come home, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he got him back safely.'

2727 And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed that [wheat-]fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and well.

2828 "But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him.

2828 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

2828 "Then he became angry and didn't want to go in. So his father came out and pleaded with him.

2828 "Then the older son became angry and wouldn't go into the house. So his father came out and began to plead with him.

2828 But [the elder brother] was angry [with deep-seated wrath] and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him,

2929 "But he answered and said to his father, 'Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends;

2929 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

2929 But he replied to his father, 'Look, I have been slaving many years for you, and I have never disobeyed your orders, yet you never gave me a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.

2929 But he answered his father, "Listen! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I've never disobeyed a command of yours. Yet you've never given me so much as a young goat for a festival so I could celebrate with my friends.

2929 But he answered his father, Look! These many years I have served you, and I have never disobeyed your command. Yet you never gave me [so much as] a [little] kid, that I might revel and feast and be happy and make merry with my friends;

3030 but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'

3030 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

3030 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.'

3030 But this son of yours spent your money on prostitutes, and when he came back, you killed the fattened calf for him!'

3030 But when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your estate with immoral women, you have killed for him that [wheat-] fattened calf!

3131 "And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.

3131 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

3131 " 'Son,' he said to him, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

3131 "His father told him, "My child, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

3131 And the father said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

3232 'But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.'"

3232 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

3232 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "

3232 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.'"

3232 But it was fitting to make merry, to revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!



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