Luke 15:1-32, NLT
Parable of the Lost Sheep
1Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach.
3So Jesus told them this story:
Parable of the Lost Coin
8“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins*15:8 Greek ten drachmas. A drachma was the equivalent of a full day’s wage. and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it?
Parable of the Lost Son
11To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons.
13“A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.
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!
20“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.
22“But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet.
25“Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house,
28“The older brother was angry and wouldn’t go in. His father came out and begged him,
31“His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours.