Matthew 18:13
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English Standard Version
And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.

King James Bible
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

American Standard Version
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninety and nine which have not gone astray.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray.

English Revised Version
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninety and nine which have not gone astray.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if he findeth it, verily I say to you, he rejoiceth more over that sheep, than over the ninety and nine which went not astray.

Weymouth New Testament
And if he succeeds in finding it, in solemn truth I tell you that he rejoices over it more than he does over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray.

Matthew 18:13 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

If so be (ἐὰν γένηται)

If it should so come to pass. God's grace is not irresistible.

Matthew 18:13 Parallel Commentaries

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he rejoiceth.

Psalm 147:11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

Isaiah 62:5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride...

Jeremiah 32:37-41 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in my anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath...

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?...

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love...

Luke 15:5-10,23,24 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing...

John 4:34-36 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work...

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

Cross References
Ezekiel 34:4
The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them.

Matthew 18:12
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?

Matthew 18:14
So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

1 Corinthians 13:6
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

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