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1 The tax collectors and sinners, however, were all crowding round to listen to him,
1Tim 1:15  Matt 9:10-13  Luke 5:29-32  Ezek 18:27  Matt 21:28-31  Luke 7:29  Luke 13:30 

2 and the Pharisees and scribes complained saying, 'This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.'
Matt 9:11  Luke 19:7  Luke 5:30  Luke 7:34  Luke 7:39  Acts 11:3  Gal 2:12 

3 So he told them this parable:

4 'Which one of you with a hundred sheep, if he lost one, would fail to leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the missing one till he found it?
Ezek 34:16  Ezek 34:11-12  1Pet 2:25  Matt 12:11  Matt 18:12-14  Ezek 34:31  Jer 50:6 

5 And when he found it, would he not joyfully take it on his shoulders
Eph 2:3-6  Ezek 18:23  Isa 46:3-4  Isa 53:10-11  Mic 7:18  1Pet 1:5  1Thess 1:5 

6 and then, when he got home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, I have found my sheep that was lost."
Luke 15:10  Luke 15:24  1Pet 2:25  1Thess 3:7-9  Acts 11:23  Isa 66:10-11  John 3:29 

7 In the same way, I tell you, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner repenting than over ninety-nine upright people who have no need of repentance.
Luke 5:32  Luke 15:10  Matt 18:13  Luke 15:32  Prov 30:12  Luke 18:9-11  Phil 3:6-7 

8 'Or again, what woman with ten drachmas would not, if she lost one, light a lamp and sweep out the house and search thoroughly till she found it?
Ezek 34:12  Luke 19:10  John 10:16  John 11:52  Eph 2:17 

9 And then, when she had found it, call together her friends and neighbours, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, I have found the drachma I lost."
Luke 15:6-7 

10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing among the angels of God over one repentant sinner.'
2Cor 7:10  Ezek 33:11  Heb 1:14  Luke 15:7  Rev 5:11-14  Acts 10:3-5  Acts 11:18 

11 Then he said, 'There was a man who had two sons.
Matt 21:23-31 

12 The younger one said to his father, "Father, let me have the share of the estate that will come to me." So the father divided the property between them.
Deut 21:16-17  Mark 12:44  Luke 15:30  Ps 16:5-6  Ps 17:14 

13 A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.
Prov 29:3  Jer 2:5  Luke 16:1  Prov 21:17  Eccl 11:9-10  Luke 16:19  Prov 23:19-22 

14 'When he had spent it all, that country experienced a severe famine, and now he began to feel the pinch;
2Chr 33:11  Amos 8:9-12  Ezek 16:27  Hos 2:9-14 

15 so he hired himself out to one of the local inhabitants who put him on his farm to feed the pigs.
Titus 3:3  2Tim 2:25-26  Eph 2:2-3  Isa 1:5  1Cor 6:9-11  2Chr 28:22  Col 3:5-7 

16 And he would willingly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating but no one would let him have them.
Lam 4:5  Ps 142:4  Rom 6:19-21  Hos 12:1  Isa 44:20  Isa 55:2  Isa 57:3 

17 Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father's hired men have all the food they want and more, and here am I dying of hunger!
Ezek 18:28  Eph 5:14  Acts 16:29-30  Acts 26:11-19  Eph 2:4-5  Luke 15:18-19  Acts 2:37 

18 I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you;
Lam 3:40  Luke 15:21  Luke 18:13  Matt 3:6  Matt 6:9  Matt 6:14  Ps 116:3-7 

19 I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired men."
Job 42:6  Luke 5:8  1Cor 15:9  1Pet 5:6  1Tim 1:13-16  Gen 32:10  Luke 7:6-7 

20 So he left the place and went back to his father. 'While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him.
Ps 86:5  Ps 86:15  Gen 45:14  Gen 46:29  Deut 30:2-4  Eph 2:13  Gen 33:4 

21 Then his son said, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son."
1Cor 8:12  Luke 15:18-19  Ps 51:4  Jer 3:13  Ezek 16:63  Ps 143:2  Rom 2:4 

22 But the father said to his servants, "Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Gen 41:42  Esth 8:2  Rev 6:11  Zech 3:3-5  Eph 4:22-24  Esth 3:10  Ezek 16:9-13 

23 Bring the calf we have been fattening, and kill it; we will celebrate by having a feast,
Isa 25:6  Gen 18:7  Isa 65:13-14  Matt 22:2-14  Ps 63:5  Prov 9:2 

24 because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found." And they began to celebrate.
Col 2:13  Eph 2:1  Luke 15:32  1Tim 5:6  Eph 2:5  Eph 5:14  Luke 15:4 

25 'Now the elder son was out in the fields, and on his way back, as he drew near the house, he could hear music and dancing.
2Sam 6:14  Eccl 3:4  Exod 15:20  Jer 31:4  Luke 7:32  Luke 15:11-12  Ps 30:11 

26 Calling one of the servants he asked what it was all about.

27 The servant told him, "Your brother has come, and your father has killed the calf we had been fattening because he has got him back safe and sound."
Acts 9:17  Acts 22:13  Luke 15:30  Phlm 1:16 

28 He was angry then and refused to go in, and his father came out and began to urge him to come in;
Jonah 4:9  1Sam 18:8  Gen 4:5-7  Jonah 4:1-4  1Sam 17:28  1Thess 2:16  2Cor 5:20 

29 but he retorted to his father, "All these years I have slaved for you and never once disobeyed any orders of yours, yet you never offered me so much as a kid for me to celebrate with my friends.
Luke 18:11-12  1John 1:8-10  1Sam 15:13-14  Isa 58:2-3  Isa 65:5  Luke 15:7  Luke 17:10 

30 But, for this son of yours, when he comes back after swallowing up your property -- he and his loose women -- you kill the calf we had been fattening."
Luke 15:12-13  Prov 29:3  Exod 32:7  Exod 32:11  Luke 15:22-23  Luke 15:32  Luke 18:11 

31 'The father said, "My son, you are with me always and all I have is yours.
Rom 9:4  Luke 19:22-23  Mark 7:27-28  Matt 20:13-16  Rom 11:1  Rom 11:35 

32 But it was only right we should celebrate and rejoice, because your brother here was dead and has come to life; he was lost and is found." '
Luke 15:24  Eph 2:1-10  Jonah 4:10-11  Hos 14:9  Isa 35:10  Luke 7:34  Ps 51:8