Online Bible Search



Example:1 Peter 2:5-10 or Luke 15

Bible Version:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Luke 15

American Standard Version 1901 (ASV)

1Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him. 2And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3And he spake unto them this parable, saying, 4What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and his neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7I say unto you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, `more' than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance. 8Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? 9And when she hath found it, she calleth together her friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost. 10Even so, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. 11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of `thy' substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight: 19I am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight: I am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23and bring the fatted calf, `and' kill it, and let us eat, and make merry: 24for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called to him one of the servants, and inquired what these things might be. 27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28But he was angry, and would not go in: and his father came out, and entreated him. 29But he answered and said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, and I never transgressed a commandment of thine; and `yet' thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30but when this thy son came, who hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou killedst for him the fatted calf. 31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine. 32But it was meet to make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive `again'; and `was' lost, and is found.

King James Version (KJV)

1Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4What 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? 5And when he hath found [it], he layeth [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And 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. 7I 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. 8Either 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]? 9And 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. 10Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. 11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And 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. 13And 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. 14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17And 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! 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And 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. 21And 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. 22But 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: 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. 29And 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: 30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 32It 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.

Basic Bible in English (BBE)

1Now all the tax-farmers and sinners came near to give ear to him. 2And the Pharisees and scribes were angry, saying, This man gives approval to sinners, and takes food with them. 3And he made a story for them, saying, 4What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if one of them gets loose and goes away, will not let the ninety-nine be in the waste land by themselves, and go after the wandering one, till he sees where it is? 5And when he has got it again, he takes it in his arms with joy. 6And when he gets back to his house, he sends for his neighbours and friends, saying to them, Be glad with me, for I have got back my sheep which had gone away. 7I say to you that even so there will be more joy in heaven when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing, than for ninety-nine good men, who have no need of a change of heart. 8Or what woman, having ten bits of silver, if one bit has gone from her hands, will not get a light, and go through her house, searching with care till she sees it? 9And when she has it again, she gets her friends and neighbours together, saying, Be glad with me, for I have got back the bit of silver which had gone from me. 10Even so, I say to you, There is joy among the angels of God, when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing. 11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me that part of your property which will be mine. And he made division of his goods between them. 13And not long after, the younger son got together everything which was his and took a journey into a far-away country, and there all his money went in foolish living. 14And when everything was gone, there was no food to be had in that country, and he was in need. 15And he went and put himself into the hands of one of the people of that country, and he sent him into his fields to give the pigs their food. 16And so great was his need that he would have been glad to take the pigs' food, and no one gave him anything. 17But when he came to his senses, he said, What numbers of my father's servants have bread enough, and more, while I am near to death here through need of food! 18I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes: 19I am no longer good enough to be named your son: make me like one of your servants. 20And he got up and went to his father. But while he was still far away, his father saw him and was moved with pity for him and went quickly and took him in his arms and gave him a kiss. 21And his son said to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes: I am no longer good enough to be named your son. 22But the father said to his servants, Get out the first robe quickly, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet: 23And get the fat young ox and put it to death, and let us have a feast, and be glad. 24For this, my son, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away from me, and has come back. And they were full of joy. 25Now the older son was in the field: and when he came near the house, the sounds of music and dancing came to his ears. 26And he sent for one of the servants, questioning him about what it might be. 27And he said to him, Your brother has come; and your father has had the young ox put to death because he has come back safely. 28But he was angry and would not go in; and his father came out and made a request to him to come in. 29But he made answer and said to his father, See, all these years I have been your servant, doing your orders in everything: and you never gave me even a young goat so that I might have a feast with my friends: 30But when this your son came, who has been wasting your property with bad women, you put to death the fat young ox for him. 31And he said to him, Son, you are with me at all times, and all I have is yours. 32But it was right to be glad and to have a feast; for this your brother, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away and has come back.

Darby English Bible

1And all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near to him to hear him; 2and the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This [man] receives sinners and eats with them. 3And he spoke to them this parable, saying, 4What man of you having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5and having found it, he lays it upon his own shoulders, rejoicing; 6and being come to the house, calls together the friends and the neighbours, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost sheep. 7I say unto you, that thus there shall be joy in heaven for one repenting sinner, [more] than for ninety and nine righteous who have no need of repentance. 8Or, what woman having ten drachmas, if she lose one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek carefully till she find it? 9and having found it she calls together the friends and neighbours, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost. 10Thus, I say unto you, there is joy before the angels of God for one repenting sinner. 11And he said, A certain man had two sons; 12and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give to me the share of the property that falls [to me]. And he divided to them what he was possessed of. 13And after not many days the younger son gathering all together went away into a country a long way off, and there dissipated his property, living in debauchery. 14But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he longed to fill his belly with the husks which the swine were eating; and no one gave to him. 17And coming to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and *I* perish here by famine. 18I will rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee; 19I am no longer worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And he rose up and went to his own father. But while he was yet a long way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell upon his neck, and covered him with kisses. 21And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee; I am no longer worthy to be called thy son. 22But the father said to his bondmen, Bring out the best robe and clothe him in [it], and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry: 24for this my son was dead and has come to life, was lost and has been found. And they began to make merry. 25And his elder son was in the field; and as, coming [up], he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And having called one of the servants, he inquired what these things might be. 27And he said to him, Thy brother is come, and thy father has killed the fatted calf because he has received him safe and well. 28But he became angry and would not go in. And his father went out and besought him. 29But he answering said to his father, Behold, so many years I serve thee, and never have I transgressed a commandment of thine; and to me hast thou never given a kid that I might make merry with my friends: 30but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31But he said to him, Child, *thou* art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine. 32But it was right to make merry and rejoice, because this thy brother was dead and has come to life again, and was lost and has been found.

Douay Rheims Bible

1Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3And he spoke to them this parable, saying: 4What man of you that hath an hundred sheep: and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert, and go after that which was lost, until he find it? 5And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders, rejoicing: 6And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost? 7I say to you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance. 8Or what woman having ten groats; if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she find it? 9And when she hath found it, call together her friends and neighbours, saying: Rejoice with me, because I have found the groat which I had lost. 10So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance. 11And he said: A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the portion of substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his substance. 13And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his substance, living riotously. 14And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine. 16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him. 17And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my father's house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger? 18I will arise, and will go to my father, and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: 19I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20And rising up he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and running to him fell upon his neck, and kissed him. 21And the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, I am not now worthy to be called thy son. 22And the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the first robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and make merry: 24Because this my son was dead, and is come to life again: was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his elder son was in the field, and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing: 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27And he said to him: Thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe. 28And he was angry, and would not go in. His father therefore coming out began to entreat him. 29And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years do I serve thee, and I have never transgressed thy commandment, and yet thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends: 30But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me, and all I have is thine. 32But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found.

World English Bible (WEB)

1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. 2The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them." 3He told them this parable. 4"Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? 5When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' 7I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance. 8Or what woman, if she had ten drachma{A drachma coin was worth about 2 days wages for an agricultural laborer.} coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it? 9When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost.' 10Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting." 11He said, "A certain man had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them. 13Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living. 14When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need. 15He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any. 17But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger! 18I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. 19I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants."' 20"He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22"But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate; 24for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate. 25"Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26He called one of the servants to him, and asked what was going on. 27He said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.' 28But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him. 29But he answered his father, 'Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.' 31"He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.'"

Like and Follow

Newsletter

Sign up for our Newsletter

Good Hope MCC is an inclusive Christian Community in Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender:
You are made in God's image and are welcome at our Church!