New Living Translation
So Jesus told them this story:
King James Bible
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke to them this parable, saying,
World English Bible
He told them this parable.
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake unto them this simile, saying,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:3 He spake - Three parables of the same import: for the sheep, the piece of silver, and the lost son, all declare (in direct contrariety to the Pharisees and scribes) in what manner God receiveth sinners.
LibraryThe Prodigal and his Brother.
Preached February 21, 1853. THE PRODIGAL AND HIS BROTHER. "And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found."--Luke xv. 31, 32. There are two classes of sins. There are some sins by which man crushes, wounds, malevolently injures his brother man: those sins which speak of a bad, tyrannical, and selfish heart. Christ met those with denunciation. …
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton
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This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people--even eating with them!
"If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won't he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?
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