10 For mthe Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
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“For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out.
I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?
Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
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