15Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.
8 Or what woman having ten silver coins,* if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost. 10Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
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