KJV Lexiconειπεν verb - second aorist active indicative - third person singular
epo  ep'-o: to speak or say (by word or writing) -- answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell.
de  deh: but, and, etc. -- also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
pros  pros: a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. toward
αυτους personal pronoun - accusative plural masculine
autos  ow-tos': the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
την definite article - accusative singular feminine
ho  ho: the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
παραβολην noun - accusative singular feminine
parabole  par-ab-ol-ay': a similitude (parable), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage -- comparison, figure, parable, proverb.
ταυτην demonstrative pronoun - accusative singular feminine
houtos  hoo'-tos: the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated) -- he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
λεγων verb - present active participle - nominative singular masculine
lego  leg'-o: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
So He told them this parable, saying,
King James Bible
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So He told them this parable:
International Standard Version
So he told them this parable:
So Jesus told them this parable:
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua told them this parable:
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus spoke to them using this illustration:
King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke this parable unto them, saying,
Luke 15:3 NIV
Luke 15:3 NLT
Luke 15:3 ESV
Luke 15:3 NASB
Luke 15:3 KJV