1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
15:1 ¶ But all the tax-collectors and the sinners were, unto him, drawing near, to be hearkening unto him;
15:2 and both the Pharisees and the Scribes were murmuring, saying, This man, unto sinners, giveth welcome, and eateth with them.
15:3 And he spake unto them this parable, saying
15:4 What man from among you, having a hundred sheep, and losing, from among them, one, doth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go his way after the lost one, until he find it?
15:5 And, finding it, he layeth it upon his shoulders, rejoicing;
15:6 and, coming unto his house, calleth together the friends and the neighbours, saying unto themRejoice with me! because I have found my sheep that was lost!
15:7 I say unto youThus, joy in heaven, will there be, over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who indeed have, no need, of repentance.
15:8 Or, what woman, having, ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek carefully, until she find it?
15:9 And, having found it, she calleth together her female friends and neighbours, sayingRejoice with me! because I have found the piece of silver which I had lost.
15:10 Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting.
15:11 ¶ And he saidA certain man, had two sons.
15:12 And the younger of them said unto the fatherFather! give me the share that falleth to me, of what there is. And, he, divided unto them the living.
15:13 And, after not many days, the younger son, gathering all together, left home for a country far away, and, there, squandered his substance with riotous living.
15:14 And, when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine throughout that country,and, he, began to be in want.
15:15 And he went his way, and joined himself unto one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to be feeding swine.
15:16 And he used to long to be filled with the pods which the swine were eating; and, no man, was giving unto him.
15:17 But coming, to himself, he saidHow many hired servants of my father, have bread enough and to spare, whereas, I, with famine, here, am perishing!
15:18 I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto himFather! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee:
15:19 No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine,Make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came unto his own father.
15:20 Now, while yet he was holding afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and, running, fell upon his neck, and tenderly kissed him.
15:21 And the son said unto himFather! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine,[make me as one of thy hired servants.]
15:22 But the father said unto his servantsQuick! bring forth a robethe best! and put on him, and get out a ring for his hand, and sandals for his feet.
15:23 And be bringing the fatted calf, sacrifice! and let us eat and make merry:
15:24 Because, this my son, was, dead, and hath come to life again, was lost, and is found. And they began to be making merry.
15:25 But his elder son was in a field; and, as, in coming, he drew near unto the house, he heard music and dancing,
15:26 and, calling near one of the youths, he inquired what these things, could be.
15:27 And, he, said unto him,Thy brother, hath come, and thy father hath sacrificed the fatted calf, because, safe and sound, hath he received him back.
15:28 But he was provoked to anger, and would not go in. And, his father, coming out, began to entreat him.
15:29 But, he, answering said unto his fatherLo! so many years as these, do I serve thee, and, at no time, a commandment of thine, have I transgressed,And, unto me, at no time, hast thou given a kid, that, with my friends, I might make merry;
15:30 But, when, this thy son, who had devoured thy living with harlots, came, thou didst sacrifice, for him, the fatted calf;
15:31 But, he, said unto himChild! thou, always, art, with me, and, all that is mine, is, thine;
15:32 But, to make merry and rejoice, there was need, because, this thy brotherwas, dead, and hath come to life again, and was lost, and is found.
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