Please take me on as a hired servant.”’. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. 2 This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! 11 To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people - even eating with them! 8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. We had to celebrate this happy day. Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began. 3 So Jesus told them this story: 4 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Please take me on as a hired servant.”’. We must celebrate with a feast. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! So Jesus told them this story: “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! The Parable of the Lost Sheep - Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. 15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. But no one gave him anything. Luke 15 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Lost Sheep. The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. “His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours. 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Don't have an account? You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Luke 15-16 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. 15 1 Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’, 20 “So he returned home to his father. 30 Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!’, 31 “His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours. 32 We had to celebrate this happy day. Luke 15 Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. 6 When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? 6 When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.[b]’. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. 2 This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! “So he returned home to his father. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. Read verse in New Living Translation Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. Learn more. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. but he replied, ‘All these years I’ve slaved for you and never once refused to do a single thing you told me to. He was lost, but now he is found!’”. Try it free for 30 days. 27 ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. 2 This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! And in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, 26 and he asked one of the servants what was going on. The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. 17 “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 9 And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”. His father came out and begged him. 5 And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. Luke 15:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT) Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach.

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