27 He replied, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.’ 28 Then he became angry and refused to go in. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 9 When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”. Used by permission. Claim: The Bible contains the 'Parable of the Lost Sheep,' a story about a shepherd with 100 sheep leaving the 99 safe sheep to tend to one in danger. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. 25 “Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 15 Then () all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”. 30 But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!’ 31 Then the father[e] said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 14 When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need. He puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.’ So he divided his property between them. 15 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. The Pharisees and religion scholars were not pleased, not at all pleased. 5 And when he finds it, the man is very happy. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 8 “Or what woman having ten silver coins,[a] if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? His father came out and began to plead with him. All rights reserved. 16 He would gladly have filled himself with[c] the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. The Parable of the Lost Sheep (). Luke 15 The Message (MSG) The Story of the Lost Sheep. They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. The Parable of the Lost Sheep. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Listen! The Parable of the Lost Sheep (). 11 Then Jesus[b] said, “There was a man who had two sons. Then he will leave the other 99 sheep alone and go out and look for the lost sheep. 15 Now () the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 21 Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’[d] 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Luke 15:4-6 International Children’s Bible (ICB). Luke 15:4 French Bible Luke 15:4 German Bible Alphabetical: a after among and country Does finds go has he hundred if in is it leave loses lost man ninety-nine not of one open pasture sheep Suppose the them until What which you 26 He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. 15 1-3 By this time a lot of men and women of doubtful reputation were hanging around Jesus, listening intently. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), The Parable of the Prodigal and His Brother, NRSV XL-Print Bible--bonded leather, brown, NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible, Comfort Print--soft leather-look, brown, NRSV Catholic Women's Devotional Bible, Hardcover, NRSV Audio Bible with the Apocrypha on MP3, NRSV Simple Faith Bible, Comfort Print, hardcover. 18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.”’ 20 So he set off and went to his father. The Parable of the Lost Sheep (). The man will keep on searching for the lost sheep until he finds it. 13 A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and traveled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. 5 When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 4 “Suppose one of you has 100 sheep, but he loses 1 of them. 23 And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate. 17 But when he came to himself he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! 15 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends. 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.’”. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Luke 15 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Lost Sheep.