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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.
But, to make merry and rejoice, there was need, because, this thy brother - was, dead, and hath come to life again, and was lost, and is found.
I have not come to call, righteous, men, but, sinners, unto repentance.
And, if it should be that he find it, Verily, I say unto you - He rejoiceth over it, more than over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray.
But, he, answering said unto his father - Lo! so many years as these, do I serve thee, and, at no time, a commandment of thine, have I transgressed, - And, unto me, at no time, hast thou given a kid, that, with my friends, I might make merry;
And he said unto them - Ye, are they who justify themselves before men, but, God, knoweth your hearts; because, that which amongst men is lofty, is an abomination before God.
And he spake, even unto certain who were confident in themselves that they were righteous, and were despising the rest, this parable: -
A generation! Pure in its own eyes, yet, from its filth, hath it not been bathed,
And, I, was alive, apart from law, at one time, but, the commandment coming, sin sprang up to life,
Regarding zeal, persecuting the assembly, regarding the righteousness that is in law, having become blameless.