15:1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
15:1 Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him.

15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, "This Man receives sinners and eats with them."

15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
15:3 So He spoke this parable to them, saying:

15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
15:4 "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?

15:5 And when he hath found [it], he layeth [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:5 "And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together [his] friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:6 "And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'

15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
15:7 "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find [it]?
15:8 "Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?

15:9 And when she hath found [it], she calleth [her] friends and [her] neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
15:9 "And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!'

15:10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
15:10 "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
15:11 Then He said: "A certain man had two sons.

15:12 And the younger of them said to [his] father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth [to me]. And he divided unto them [his] living.
15:12 "And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.' So he divided to them his livelihood.

15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
15:13 "And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.

15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15:14 "But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want.

15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
15:15 "Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
15:16 "And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.

15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
15:17 "But when he came to himself, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
15:18 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,

15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
15:19 "and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants."'

15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
15:20 "And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.

15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
15:21 "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet:
15:22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.

15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry:
15:23 'And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;

15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:24 'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry.

15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
15:25 "Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
15:26 "So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant.

15:27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
15:27 "And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.'

15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
15:28 "But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him.

15:29 And he answering said to [his] father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
15:29 "So he answered and said to his father, 'Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends.

15:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
15:30 'But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.'

15:31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
15:31 "And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.

15:32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
15:32 'It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.'"