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

  • 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?
  • Jonathan Law
    The Bible never states that Tax Collectors are Sinners, it does however state that, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" in Romans 3:23. The one thing we all share in common is that we are all equals in our iniquities.
  • JANICE GIBBS
    Luke 15 is letting us know that we all fall short of the glory, but he is always willing to accept us back into his grace if we return with a repenting heart.
  • 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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