Luke 15:7
Good News Translation
In the same way, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine respectable people who do not need to repent.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus said, "In the same way there is more happiness in heaven because of one sinner who turns to God than over 99 good people who don't need to."

Douay-Rheims Bible
I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance.

joy.

Luke 15:32 But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found.

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.

Matthew 18:13 And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray.

which.

Luke 15:29 And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years do I serve thee and I have never transgressed thy commandment: and yet thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

Luke 18:9-11 And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable: . . .

Proverbs 30:12 A generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Romans 7:9 And I lived some time without the law. But when the commandment came, sin revived,

Philippians 3:6,7 According to zeal, persecuting the church of God: According to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame. . . .

Context
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
6And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost? 7I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance. 8Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle and sweep the house and seek diligently until she find it?…
Cross References
Matthew 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance.

Luke 15:6
And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost?

Luke 15:8
Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle and sweep the house and seek diligently until she find it?

Luke 15:10
So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.

Additional Translations
In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous ones who do not need to repent.

I say to you that in the same way there will be joy in heaven over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety nine righteous ones who have no need of repentance.

I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

I say unto you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance.

I say unto you, that thus there shall be joy in heaven for one repenting sinner, [more] than for ninety and nine righteous who have no need of repentance.

I say unto you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, which need no repentance.

I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, who need no repentance.

I tell you that in the same way there will be rejoicing in Heaven over one repentant sinner--more rejoicing than over ninety-nine blameless persons who have no need of repentance.

I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.

'I say to you, that so joy shall be in the heaven over one sinner reforming, rather than over ninety-nine righteous men, who have no need of reformation.
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