Then drew near unto him all the publicans and
sinners for to hear him.
15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
15:4 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?
15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his
15:6 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
15:7 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
15:8 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
15:9 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
15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner that
15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
15:12 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.
15:13 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
15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a
mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in
15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of
that country; and he sent him into his fields to
15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with
the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave
15:17 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!
15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say
unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and
15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son:
make me as one of thy hired servants.
15:20 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
15:21 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.
15:22 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:
15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it;
and let us eat, and be merry:
15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again;
he was lost, and is found. And they began to be
15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he
came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and
15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked
what these things meant.
15:27 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.
15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in:
therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
15:29 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
15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which
hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast
killed for him the fatted calf.
15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with
me, and all that I have is thine.
15:32 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.
The Book of Luke, Verses of Chapter 15