Luke 15:8

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Either what woman hauing ten pieces of siluer, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweepe the house, and seeke diligently till shee find it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or what woman, having ten bits of silver, if one bit has gone from her hands, will not get a light, and go through her house, searching with care till she sees it?
- Basic English Bible

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?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

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?
- Weymouth 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?
- World English Bible

Or what womman hauynge ten besauntis, and if sche hath lost oo besaunt, whether sche teendith not a lanterne, and turneth vpsodoun the hows, and sekith diligentli, til that sche fynde it?
- Wycliffe Bible

`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?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:8


Lu 15:8-10 What woman having ten pieces of silver? It is the custom of the East to have a string of coins for a bracelet, necklace, or headdress. The joy of finding the lost piece again illustrates the joy of heaven over the lost sinner. Light a candle. Because Eastern rooms, often only lighted by the doors, are very dark.

Discussion for Luke 15

  • BUHLEBENDALO
    Comment*LUKE chapter 15 blesses me very much,because it teaches us as youth to be patience and to let God controls us as he wish to
  • John madden for verse 24
    His father loved him and waited for him..but he was lost but now is found dead but alive now .
  • this is a great scripture in the gospel age the dispensation of grace: even if we fall short grace allows us back in the presence of YAHVAH GOD HE HAS MADE PROVISIONS WHERE WE CANNOT FAIL AMEN AMEN
  • Zebedeo Ogamba
    Our God is just no matter how long an how many times we sin, if we look onto Him an be in our sences, He will forgive us an cleanse our sins
  • John madden for verse 24
    He was dead in his sin.the wages of sin is death.he came to his senses.
  • Frank Craig for verse 10
    ithink think this clearly says that God rejoices over a repentant sinner while the angels look on wondering what this salvation is all about.

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