Trivia:

The lost sheep
15:1-, Mt 18:12-14

1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

All the publicans and sinners came to hear Jesus.

2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

And the Pharisees and scribes said,

This man eats with sinners. [1]

3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

Jesus told them this parable:

If you had a hundred sheep and lost one,

wouldn't you leave the ninty-nine and go find the one that was lost?

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

6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

And when you find it you rejoice

and invite others to rejoice with you.

7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

There'll be more joy in heaven for the one sinner that repents than for the ninety-nine just people that didn't need to repent. [2]

The lost coin
15:8-10

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?

Jesus said,

What woman who has ten coins and loses one,

doesn't look for the lost coin?

9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors and says,

Come rejoice with me,

because I found a coin that I'd lost.

10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

Likewise, the angels will rejoice when one sinner repents.

The prodigal son
15:11-32

11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Jesus said,

A man had two sons.

12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

The younger son said to his father,

I'd like my inheritance now.

And the father gave it to him.

13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

The younger son then went away,

and wasted the money on riotous living.

14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

Then there was a famine and the son had nothing.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

So he got a job feeding pigs.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

He was so hungry he ate the pig's food.

17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

He finally decided to go home

and ask for his father's help.

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

When his father saw him coming,

he ran and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

The son said to his father,

I'm no longer worthy to be called your son.

22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

But the father told his servants,

Bring my son the best robe and put it on him.

Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

Kill the fatted calf.

Let's eat and be merry!

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Because my son was dead and now he's alive.

He was lost, and now he's found.

25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

The older son heard the music and dancing. [3]

26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

And said to a servant,

What's going on?

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

The servant said,

Your brother has come home,

and your father is rejoicing.

28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

The older brother was angry, and said to his father,

29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

I've served and obeyed you all these years,

yet you never killed a calf or had a party for me.

30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

But now my little brother comes home after living with harlots, and you kill the fatted calf for him.

31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

His father said to him,

You're alway here; all that I have is yours.

32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

But your brother was dead, and now he's alive.

He was lost, and now he's found.