Matthew 18:12

How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How thinke yee? if a man haue an hundred sheepe, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leaue the ninetie and nine, and goeth into the mountaines, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How think ye? if any man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and go unto the mountains, and seek that which goeth astray?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What would you say now? if a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone wandering away, will he not let the ninety-nine be, and go to the mountains in search of the wandering one?
- Basic English Bible

What think ye? If a certain man should have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, does he not, leaving the ninety and nine on the mountains, go and seek the one that has gone astray?
- Darby Bible

How think ye? if a man hath a hundred sheep, and one of them is gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and go to the mountains, and seek that which is gone astray?
- Webster's Bible

What do you yourselves think? Suppose a man gets a hundred sheep and one of them strays away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go and look for the one that is straying?
- Weymouth Bible

What do you think? If a man has one hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, doesn't he leave the ninety-nine, go to the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray?
- World English Bible

What semeth to you? If ther weren to sum man an hundrid scheep, and oon of hem hath errid, whethir he schal not leeue nynti and nyne in desert, and schal go to seche that that erride?
- Wycliffe Bible

`What think ye? if a man may have an hundred sheep, and there may go astray one of them, doth he not -- having left the ninety-nine, having gone on the mountains -- seek that which is gone astray?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 18:12


18:12 #Luke 15:4|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 18:12


Mt 18:12,13 How think ye? This illustration of the anxiety of the shepherd for lost sheep is used to show the deep interest that God feels in any one of the straying "little ones" (Mt 18:6,10). If a man have an hundred sheep. The man having a hundred sheep is plainly the Son of God--the Good Shepherd. See Joh 10:11,14 Heb 13:20 1Pe 2:25 5:4.

Discussion for Matthew 18

  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 18:37 PILATE THEREFORE SAID UNTO HIM ART THOU A KING THEN JESUS ANSWERED THOU SAYEST THAT I AM A KING TO THIS END WAS I BORN AND FOR THIS CAUSE CAME I INTO THE WORLD THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS UNTO THE TRUTH EVERYONE THAT IS OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH --- JOHN 5:34 BUT I RECEIVE NOT TESTTIMONY FROM MAN --- BUT THESE THINGS I SAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE SAVED --- JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH --- 1 KINGS 2:4 THAT THE LORD MAY CONTINUE HIS WORD WHICH HE SPAKE CONCERNING ME SAYING --- IF --- THY CHILDREN TAKE HEED TO THEIR WAY TO WALK BEFORE ME IN TRUTH WITH ALL THEIR HEART AND WITH ALL THEIR SOUL THERE SHALL NOT FAIL THEE SAID HE A MAN ON THE THRONE OF ISRAEL --- ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING SENT HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES --- JOHN 5:38 AND YOU HAVE NOT HIS WORD ABIDING IN YOU FOR WHOM HE HATH SENT HIM YOU BELIEVE NOT
  • BSP
    Jesus came to save the lost ones. We are grateful for the ransom of Jesus because without this ransom we would still be lost and with no chance of survival.
  • ADAM Ulysses Shuler
    I BELIEVE IN JESUS AND GOD IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST AND AS MY SAVOIR.
  • Felix Katue
    this was so much encouraging me
  • Betty Deloach
    Knowing that Jesus is looking forward to a new day to be present with us, not in body but through the Holy Spirit is an awesome feeling and just knowing that, I have something to look forward to as a believer in Christ. Also, in the Spirit no matter where one lives, he will be with us all. He is omnipresent. Thanks God for Jesus and His amazing grace.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Like the lord in verse 27, Jesus is willing to forgive all our sins so we can be blameless when we appear before Him at His Judgement Seat. We should also adopt the same posture of forgiving all those who trespass against us, countless times.

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