18:10 “See that you do not disdain one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. 18:11 [[EMPTY]] 1 18:12 What do you think? If someone 2 owns a hundred 3 sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go look for the one that went astray? 4 18:13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, 5 he will rejoice more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 18:14 In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that one of these little ones be lost.
1 tc The most important
2 tn Grk “a certain man.” The Greek word ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used here in a somewhat generic sense.
3 sn This individual with a hundred sheep is a shepherd of modest means, as flocks often had up to two hundred head of sheep.
4 sn Look for the one that went astray. The parable pictures God’s pursuit of the sinner. On the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, see John 10:1-18.
5 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”