18:12 What do you think? If someone 1 owns a hundred 2 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? 3 18:13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, 4 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 tn Grk “a certain man.” The Greek word ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo") is used here in a somewhat generic sense.
2 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 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amhn), I say to you.”