Luke 15:5

And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 15:5

And when he hath found it, hee layeth it on his shoulders, reioycing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he has got it again, he takes it in his arms with joy.
- Basic English Bible

and having found it, he lays it upon his own shoulders, rejoicing;
- Darby Bible

And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
- Webster's Bible

And when he has found it, he lifts it on his shoulder, glad at heart.
- Weymouth Bible

When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
- World English Bible

And whanne he hath foundun it, he ioieth, and leyith it on hise schuldris; and he cometh hoom,
- Wycliffe Bible

and having found, he doth lay [it] on his shoulders rejoicing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 15:5

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:5


15:3 He spake - Three parables of the same import: for the sheep, the piece of silver, and the lost son, all declare (in direct contrariety to the Pharisees and scribes) in what manner God receiveth sinners.

15:4 Leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness - Where they used to feed: all uncultivated ground, like our commons, was by the Jews termed wilderness or desert. And go after - In recovering a lost soul, God as it were labours. May we not learn hence, that to let them alone who are in sin, is both unchristian and inhuman! #Mt 18:12|.

15:7 Joy shall be - Solemn and festal joy, in heaven - First, in our blessed Lord himself, and then among the angels and spirits of just men, perhaps informed thereof by God himself, or by the angels who ministered to them. Over one sinner - One gross, open, notorious sinner, that repenteth - That is, thoroughly changed in heart and life; more than over ninety and nine just persons - Comparatively just, outwardly blameless: that need not such a repentance - For they need not, cannot repent of the sins which they never committed. The sum is, as a father peculiarly rejoices when an extravagant child, supposed to be utterly lost, comes to a thorough sense of his duty; or as any other person who has recovered what he had given up for gone, has a more sensible satisfaction in it, than in several other things equally valuable, but not in such danger: so do the angels in heaven peculiarly rejoice in the conversion of the most abandoned sinners. Yea, and God himself so readily forgives and receives them, that he may be represented as having part in the joy.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:5


Lu 15:5 Layeth [it] on his shoulders. A common custom with Eastern shepherds. Rejoicing. So every servant of God should rejoice at the return of a sinner.

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