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

ถ 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

  • Skyler
    I love God no matter whatโœ…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜
  • BSP
    The parable of the prodigal son shows that God really cares about his children who lose their way. He is a loving Father who is just waiting for his children to return.
  • Wally
    My thoughts is that the father is always looking for us. when we realise our wrongs and repent Jesus simply forgives us. its that simple amen.
  • Irene123
    to 'what a world' Lk.15 -- Rom.3:23 - why would being a tax collector exempt Levi/Matthew from being a sinner?
  • Kimberly Ellis
    I don't think it meant a tax collector is a sin I think it meant that he was a sinner bc of the extra money that he was collecting was wrong to the people. That's my understanding...I hope that kinda answer ur question. If not, try asking a minister at your church. Hopefully they can't explain it better, bc this is just my thought. Take care...
  • What A World
    I have this question, where can I find da answer to my question at... here goes, Where is it found in da Bible, Tax Collectors are Sinners?

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