Luke 15:7
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English Standard Version
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
I 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I 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.

English Revised Version
I 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, which need no repentance.

Webster's Bible Translation
I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, who need no repentance.

Weymouth New Testament
I tell you that in the same way there will be rejoicing in Heaven over one repentant sinner--more rejoicing than over ninety-nine blameless persons who have no need of repentance.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Repenteth

See on Matthew 3:2.

Luke 15:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

joy.

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

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 18:13 And if so be that he find it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

which.

Luke 15:29 And he answering said to his father, See, these many years do I serve you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment...

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

Luke 18:9-11 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others...

Proverbs 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Philippians 3:6,7 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless...

Cross References
Matthew 3:8
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

Luke 15:6
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.'

Luke 15:8
"Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?

Luke 15:10
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

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