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The parable of the lost sheep. LUKE, XV.

Of the prodigal son. 32 Or else, while the other is yet a A. D. 33. country, and there wasted his subgreat way oil, he sendeth an ala

stance with riotous living. bassage, and desireth conditions of

b Phi.3.7,8.

14 And when he had spent all, peace.

there arose a mighty famine h in 33 So likewise, whosoever he bec Mat.5.13. that land ; and he began to be in of you that forsaketh not all b that Mar.9.50.

want. he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

d Jno. 15.6. 15 And he went and joined him3. Saltc is good : bai it the salt

self to a citizen of that country, have lost his savour, wherewith (CHAP. 15.) and he sent him into his fields to shail it be seasoned?

a Mat.9. 10,&c.

feed swine. 35 It is neither it for the land, nor

16 And he would fain have filled yet for the coughill; iut mend cast b Ac.11.3. his belly with the husks i that the it out. He that hath ears to hear, 1C0.5.9-11. swine k uid eat: and no man gave let him hear.


unto him. CHAPTER XV.

C Mat.18.12.

17 And when he came to himself, 1 The parable of the lost sheep : 8 of

he said. How many hired servants the piece of situer : 11 of the prodi- d Ps. 1 19.176. of my father's have bread enough gal son.

1 Pe.2.25.

and to spare, and I perish with

hunger! the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

18 17 will arise and go to my fath1 Drachma, here trans

er, and will say unto him, Father, I 2 And the Pharisees and scribes

lated a piece

have sinned against heaven, and murmured, saying, This man re

of silver, is

before thee, ceiveth sinners, and eateth b with the eighth 19 And am no more worthy to be them.

part of an called thy son: make me as one 3 | And he spake this parable un- ounce, of thy hired servants. to them, saying,

which com

20 And he arose, and came to his 4 What man c of you, having an eth to seven father. But when he was yet a hundred sheep, if he lose one of

pelice half

great way mor, his father saw them, doth not leave the ninety penny, and him, and had compassion, and ran, and nine in the wilderness, and go

is equal to

and tell ou his neck.and kissed him. after that which is lost, until he

the Roman

21 And the son said unto him, find it?

penny. See
Mal. 18.28.

Father, I have sinned against 5 And when he hath found it, he

heaven, and in thy sight, and am layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. f Eze. 18.23,

no more worthy to be called thy 6 And when he cometh home, he


son. calleth togetier his friends and

33.11. Ac. 11.18.

22 But the father said to his serneighbours, saying unto them, Re

l'hile.15.16. vants, Bring o forth the best robe. joice with me; for I have found

and put it on him; and put a ring my sheep d which was lost.

& Mar. 12.44.

on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 7 I say unto you, that likewise

23 And bring hither the fatted call, joy shall be in heaven over one h Am.8. 11,12. and kill it; and let us eat and be sinner that repenteth, more than

merry : over ninety and nine just persons,

i Is.44.20.

24 Forp this my son was dead. which need e no repentance.


and is aliver again: he was s lost, 8 Either what woman having k Ps.73.22. and is found. And they began to ten ? pieces of silver, if she lose 7 Ps 32.5.

be merry one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek dili

25 Now his elder son was in the m Ac.2.39.

Ep.2.13,17. field : and as he came and crew gently till she find it?

nigh to the house, he heard music 9 And when she hath found it, n Pa.51.4.

and dancing.t she calleth her friends and her o Zec.3.3-5. 26 And he called one of the serneighbours together, saying, Re- p ver.32.

vants, and asked what these things joice with me, for I have found

meant. the piece which I had lost.

9 Ep.2.1.

27 And he said unto him, Thy 10 Likewise, I say unto you, theref


brother is come: and thy father is joy in the presence of the angels

hath killed the fatted calf, because of God over one sinner that re- r R0.6.11,13. he bath received him sale and penteth.

s ch.19.10. sound. 11 T And he said, A certain man Eze.34.4,16.

28 And he was angry, u and would had two sons:

t Ps.30.11. not go in: therefore came his fat12 And the younger of them said 126.1.2. ther out, and intreated him. to his father, Father, give me the

u Jon.4.1-3.

29 Aud, he answering, said to his portion of goods that falleth to me.

R),10. 19, father, Lo, these many years do I v And he divided unto them his living.

v ch.18.11.

serve thee, neither transgressed? 13 And not many days after, the


I at any time thy command ment;

and yet thou never garest me a kid, younger son gathered all together, w Phi.3.6. and took his journey into a farl

that I might make merry with my

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