Thematic Bible: Luke 15




Luke 15:1 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:2 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:3 (show verse)

So He told them this parable, saying,

Luke 15:4 (show verse)

"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 15:5 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:6 (show verse)

"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 15:7 (show verse)

"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 15:8 (show verse)

"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 15:9 (show verse)

"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 15:10 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:11 (show verse)

And He said, "A man had two sons.

Luke 15:12 (show verse)

"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 15:13 (show verse)

"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 15:14 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:15 (show verse)

"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 15:16 (show verse)

"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 15:17 (show verse)

"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!

Luke 15:18 (show verse)

'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 15:19 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:20 (show verse)

"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 15:21 (show verse)

"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 15:22 (show verse)

"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;

Luke 15:23 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:24 (show verse)

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.

Luke 15:25 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:26 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:27 (show verse)

"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.'

Luke 15:28 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:29 (show verse)

"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;

Luke 15:30 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:31 (show verse)

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

Luke 15:32 (show verse)

'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.'"