15:6 Returning 1 home, he calls together 2 his 3 friends and neighbors, telling them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost.’
15:9 Then 4 when she has found it, she calls together her 5 friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice 6 with me, for I have found the coin 7 that I had lost.’
1 tn Grk “And coming into his…” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
3 tn Grk “the”; in context the article is used as a possessive pronoun (ExSyn 215). It occurs before “neighbors” as well (“his friends and his neighbors”) but has not been translated the second time because of English style.
4 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
5 tn Grk “the”; in context the article is used as a possessive pronoun (ExSyn 215).
6 sn Rejoice. Besides the theme of pursuing the lost, the other theme of the parable is the joy of finding them.
7 tn Grk “drachma.”