Luke 15:8
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New International Version
"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

New Living Translation
"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it?

English Standard Version
“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?

Berean Study Bible
Or what woman who has ten silver coins and loses one of them does not light a lamp, sweep her house, and search carefully until she finds it?

Berean Literal Bible
Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she should lose one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and seek carefully until she finds it?

New American Standard Bible
"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

King James Bible
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?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Or what woman who has 10 silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?

International Standard Version
"Or suppose a woman has ten coins and loses one of them. She lights a lamp, sweeps the house, and searches carefully until she finds it, doesn't she?

NET Bible
"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search thoroughly until she finds it?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And who is the woman who has ten quarter shekels and will lose one of them and does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search for it carefully until she finds it?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Suppose a woman has ten coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house, and look for the coin carefully until she finds it?

New American Standard 1977
“Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she loses one drachma, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?

King James 2000 Bible
Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, does not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she finds it?

American King James Version
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

American Standard Version
Or 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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or 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?

Darby Bible Translation
Or, 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?

English Revised Version
Or 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?

Webster's Bible Translation
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loseth one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she findeth it?

Weymouth New Testament
"Or what woman who has ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully till she finds it?

World English Bible
Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it?

Young's Literal Translation
'Or what woman having ten drachms, if she may lose one drachm, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek carefully till that she may find?
Study Bible
The Parable of the Lost Coin
7In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous ones who do not need to repent. 8Or what woman who has ten silver coins and loses one of them does not light a lamp, sweep her house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9And when she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors to say, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost coin.’…
Word Study

Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

Ten. A primary number; ten.

A drachma, a Greek silver coin. From drassomai; a drachma or coin.

If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

she should lose
apolesē (V-ASA-3S)
From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

A drachma, a Greek silver coin. From drassomai; a drachma or coin.

By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

To kindle, light. A primary verb; properly, to fasten to, i.e. to set on fire.

A lamp. From the base of leukos; a portable lamp or other illuminator.

And, even, also, namely.

To sweep, cleanse by sweeping. From a derivative of sairo; meaning a broom; to sweep.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

And, even, also, namely.

To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

Carefully, diligently. Adverb from a derivative of epimeleomai; carefully.

A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until.

A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

Who, which, what, that.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:1-10 The parable of the lost sheep is very applicable to the great work of man's redemption. The lost sheep represents the sinner as departed from God, and exposed to certain ruin if not brought back to him, yet not desirous to return. Christ is earnest in bringing sinners home. In the parable of the lost piece of silver, that which is lost, is one piece, of small value compared with the rest. Yet the woman seeks diligently till she finds it. This represents the various means and methods God makes use of to bring lost souls home to himself, and the Saviour's joy on their return to him. How careful then should we be that our repentance is unto salvation!
Cross References
Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Luke 15:7
In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous ones who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:9
And when she finds it, she calls together her friends and neighbors to say, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my lost coin.'

Acts 19:19
And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books and burned them in front of everyone. When the value of the books was calculated, it came to fifty thousand drachmas.
Treasury of Scripture

Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

pieces. 'Drachma, here translated a piece of silver, is the eighth part of an ounce, which cometh to

Luke 18:28 Then Peter said, See, we have left all, and followed you.

and seek.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his …

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must …

John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together …

Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them …

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