Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

Bible References

Was meet

Luke 7:34
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, there is a man who is overfond of eating and drinking--he is a friend of tax-gatherers and notorious sinners!'
Romans 3:4
No, indeed; let us hold God to be true, though every man should prove to be false. As it stands written, "That Thou mayest be shown to be just in the sentence Thou pronouncest, and gain Thy cause when Thou contendest."
Romans 15:9
and that the Gentiles also have glorified God in acknowledgment of His mercy. So it is written, "For this reason I will praise Thee among the Gentiles, and sing psalms in honour of Thy name."

For

Luke 15:24
for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.
Ephesians 2:1
To you Gentiles also, who were dead through your offences and sins,

General references

Matthew 18:11
no translation
Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Galatians 1:24
And they gave glory to God on my account.