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[1, 2] 18071807 Luke xv. 1.And there came unto him publicans and sinners to hear his word. 18081808 Luke xv. 2.And the scribes and the Pharisees murmured, and said, This man receiveth sinners, and  eateth with them. 18091809 Luke xv. 3.And Jesus, when he beheld their murmuring, spake unto them  this parable: 18101810 Luke xv. 4.What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if one of them were lost, would not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go and seek the straying one  till he found it? 18111811 Matt. xviii. 13.Verily I say unto you, When he findeth it, he will rejoice over it  more than over the ninety-nine that went not astray; 18121812 Luke xv. 5b.and bear it on his shoulders, and bring it to his house, and call his friends and neighbours, 18131813 Luke xv. 6.and say unto them,  Rejoice with me, since I have found my straying sheep. 18141814 Matt. xviii. 14.So your Father which is in heaven willeth18151815 Strictly, preferreth, but used also as in the text. not that one of these little ones that have strayed should perish,  and he seeketh for them repentance. 18161816 Luke xv. 7.I say unto you, Thus there shall be rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety-nine righteous persons that do not need repentance.
 18171817 Luke xv. 8.And what woman having ten drachmas would lose one of them, and not light a  lamp, and sweep the house, and seek it with care till she found it; 18181818 Luke xv. 9.and when she found it, call her friends and neighbours, and say unto them, Rejoice with me, as I  have found my drachma that was lost? 18191819 Luke xv. 10.I say unto you, Thus there shall be joy [Arabic, p. 101] before the angels of God over the one sinner that repenteth, more than over the ninety-nine righteous persons that do not need repentance.
[12, 13] 18201820 Luke xv. 11.And Jesus spake unto them also another parable: 18211821 Luke xv. 12.A man had two sons: and the younger son said unto him, My father, give me my portion that belongeth to  me of thy goods. 18221822 Luke xv. 13.And he divided between them his property. And after a few days the younger son gathered everything that belonged to him, and went into a  far country, and there squandered his property by living prodigally. 18231823 Luke xv. 14.And when he 84had exhausted everything he had, there occurred a great dearth in that country.  18241824 Luke xv. 15.And when he was in want, he went and joined himself to one of the people of a city  of that country; and that man sent him into the field18251825 This word is regularly used throughout this work in this sense. to feed the swine. 18261826 Luke xv. 16.And he used to long to fill his belly with the carob that those swine were eating: and no man  gave him. 18271827 Luke xv. 17.And when he returned unto himself, he said, How many hired servants now in my father’s house have bread enough and to spare, while I here perish with  hunger! 18281828 Luke xv. 18.I will arise and go to my father’s house, and say unto him, My father, 18291829 Luke xv. 19.I  have sinned in heaven and before thee, and am not worthy now to be called thy  son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 18301830 Luke xv. 20.And he arose, and came to his father. But his father saw him while he was at a distance, and was moved with compassion  for him, and ran,18311831 See above, § 24, 26, note. and fell on his breast,18321832 Did not Ibn-at-Tayyib’s Commentary (Brit. Mus. text) also read breast, we might assume it to be a clerical error for a very similar (less common) word (same as the Syriac) for neck. and kissed him. 18331833 Luke xv. 21.And his son said unto him, My father, I have sinned in heaven and before thee, and am not worthy to be  called thy son. 18341834 Luke xv. 22.His father said unto his servants, Bring forth a stately robe, and put  it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and put on him shoes on his feet: 18351835 Luke xv. 23.and bring and  slay a fatted ox, that we may eat and make merry: 18361836 Luke xv. 24.for this my son was dead, and is  [Arabic, p. 102] alive; and was lost, and is found. 18371837 Luke xv. 25.And they began to be merry.18381838 A different word. Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and drew near to the house,  he heard the sound of many singing.18391839 cf. Peshitta. 18401840 Luke xv. 26.And he called one of the lads, and asked him  what this was. 18411841 Luke xv. 27.He said unto him, Thy brother hath arrived; and thy father hath  slain a fatted ox, since he hath received him safe and sound.18421842 One word. 18431843 Luke xv. 28.And he was angry,  and would not enter; so his father went out, and besought him to enter. 18441844 Luke xv. 29.And he said to his father, How many years do I serve thee in bondage, and I never transgressed a commandment of thine; and thou hast never given me a kid, that I might  make merry with my friends? 18451845 Luke xv. 30.but this thy son, when he had squandered thy  property with harlots, and come, thou hast slain for him a fatted ox. 18461846 Luke xv. 31.His father said unto him, My son, thou art at all times with me, and everything I have is  thine. 18471847 Luke xv. 32.It behoveth thee to rejoice and make merry, since this thy brother was dead, and is alive; and was lost, and is found.
 18481848 Luke xvi. 1.And he spake a parable unto his disciples: There was a rich man, and he had  a steward; and he was accused to him that he had squandered his property. 18491849 Luke xvi. 2.So his lord called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear regarding thee? Give me the account of thy stewardship; for it is now impossible that thou shouldest  be a steward for me. 18501850 Luke xvi. 3.The steward said within himself, What shall I do, seeing that my lord taketh from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; and to beg18511851 Vat. ms. (followed by Ciasca’s text) has and if I beg, by a common confusion of grammatical forms. I  am ashamed. 18521852 Luke xvi. 4.I know what I will do, that, when I go out of the stewardship, they  may receive me into their houses. 18531853 Luke xvi. 5.And he called one after another of his lord’s  debtors, and said to the first, How much owest thou my lord? 18541854 Luke xvi. 6.He said unto him, An hundred portions18551855 Or (otherwise vocalised), farks, a measure variously estimated. of oil. He said unto him, Take thy writing, and sit down, and write  quickly fifty portions.18561856 Or (otherwise vocalised), farks, a measure variously estimated. 18571857 Luke xvi. 7.And he said to the next, And thou, how much owest thou my lord? He said unto him, An hundred cors of wheat. He said unto him, Take  [Arabic, p. 103] thy writing, and sit down, and write eighty cors. 18581858 Luke xvi. 8.And our18591859 cf. Peshitta. lord commended the sinful steward18601860 Lit. steward of sin. because he had done a wise deed; for the children  of this world are wiser than the children of the light in this their age. 18611861 Luke xvi. 9.And I also say unto you, Make unto yourselves friends with the wealth of this unrighteousness;18621862 Lit. injustice.  so that, when it is exhausted, they may receive you into their tents for ever. 18631863 Luke xvi. 10.He who is faithful in18641864 Or, intrusted with. a little is faithful also in much: and he who is unrighteous in a  little is unrighteous also in much. 18651865 Luke xvi. 11.If then in the wealth of unrighteousness ye were  not trustworthy, who will intrust you with the truth?18661866 Or, true (wealth); but cf. Syriac. 18671867 Luke xvi. 12.If ye are not found faithful in what does not belong to you, who will give you what belongeth to you?
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