Faithlife Verse of the Day


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Luke 15:7 NET

15:7 I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner21 who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people22 who have no need to repent.23

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21sn There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents. The pursuit of the sinner is a priority in spite of the presence of others who are doing well (see also Luke 5:3219:10). The theme of repentance, a major Lukan theme, is again emphasized.
22tn Here δικαίοις (dikaiois) is an adjective functioning substantivally and has been translated “righteous people.”
23tn Or “who do not need to repent”; Grk “who do not have need of repentance.

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