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Luke 15

The parable of the lost sheep:

Luke 15:1 Then resorted vnto him all the publicans and synners, for to heare him. Luke 15:2 And the Pharises and Scribes murmured, sayinge. He receaueth synners, and eateth with them.

Luke 15:3 But he put forth this parable vnto them, saieng. Luke 15:4 What man of you hauynge an hundred shepe (yf he lose one of them) doth not leaue nynty and nyne in the wildernes, and go after that which is lost, vntill he fynde it? Luke 15:5 And when he hath founde it, he laieth it on his shulders with ioye. Luke 15:6 And assone as he cometh home, he calleth together his louers and neyghbours, saying vnto them: Reioyse with me for I haue founde my shepe, which was loost. Luke 15:7 I say vnto you, that like wyse ioye shalbe in heauen ouer one synner that repenteth, more then ouer nynty and nyne iuste persons, which nede no repentaunce.

of the piece of silver:

Luke 15:8 Ether what woman (hauynge ten grotes, yf she loose one) doth not light a candell, and swepe the housse, and seke diligently tyll she fynde it? Luke 15:9 And when she hath founde it, she calleth her louers and her neyghbours together, sayinge: Reioyce with me, for I haue founde the grote which I had lost. Luke 15:10 Likewyse I saye vnto you, shall ther be ioye in the presence of the angels of God, ouer one synner that repenteth.

of the prodigal son.

Luke 15:11 And he sayd: A certayne man had two sonnes, Luke 15:12 and the yonger of them sayde vnto the father: father, geue me the porcion of the goodes, þt to me belongeth. And he deuided vnto them his substance. Luke 15:13 And not longe after, whan the yonger sonne had gathered all that he had together, he toke his iorney into a far countreye, and there he wasted his goodes with ryotous liuing. Luke 15:14 And when he had spent all, ther arose a greate derth in all that land, and he began to lacke, Luke 15:15 and went, and came to a citesyn of the same countre: and he sent him to his farme, to kepe swyne. Luke 15:16 And he wolde fayne haue fylled his bely with the coddes þt the swyne dyd eate: & no man gaue vnto him. Luke 15:17 Then he came to him selfe, and sayd: how many hyred seruauntes at my fathers haue breed ynough? and I perishe with honger. Luke 15:18 I wyll aryse, and go to my father, and will saye vnto him: father, I haue synned agaynst heauen, and before the, Luke 15:19 & am no more worthy to be called thy sonne, make me as one of thy hyred seruauntes. Luke 15:20 And he arose, & came to his father. But when he was yet a greate waye of, his father sawe him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kyssed him. Luke 15:21 And the sonne sayde vnto him: father, I haue synned agaynst heauen, and in thy syght, & am nomore worthy to be called thy sonne. Luke 15:22 But the father sayd to his seruauntes: brynge forth the best garment, and put it on him, and put a rynge on his hande, and shoes on his fete. Luke 15:23 And brynge hyther that fatt caulfe, and kyll it, and let vs eate and be mery: Luke 15:24 for this my sonne was deed, and is alyue agayne, he was loste, and is founde. And they began to be merye. Luke 15:25 The elder brother was in the felde: and when he came and drewe nye to the housse, he herde mynstrelsy & daunsynge, Luke 15:26 and called one of his seruauntes, and asked, what those thynges meante. Luke 15:27 And he sayd vnto him: thy brother is come, and thy father hath kylled the fatt caulfe, because he hath receaued him safe and sounde. Luke 15:28 And he was angry, and wolde not go in. Then came hys father out, and entreated him. Luke 15:29 He answered and sayde to his father: Lo, these many yeares haue I done the seruice, nether brake at any tyme thy commaundement, and yet gauest thou me neuer a kid, to make mery with my frendes: Luke 15:30 but assone as this thy sonne was come (which hath deuoured thy goodes with harlotes) thou haste for his pleasure kylled the fatt caulfe. Luke 15:31 And he sayde vnto him: Sonne, thou art euer with me, and all that I haue is thyne: Luke 15:32 it was mete that we shulde make mery and be glad: for this thy brother was deed, and is alyue agayne: and was loste, and is founde.

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