And Jesus answering said unto them, They that
are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. ... I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
of you, having
an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? ... I say unto you, that likewise joy
shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which
need no repentance.
It was meet
that we should make merry, and be glad: for
this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
I will seek that
which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up [that which was
] broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I
will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed
them with judgment.
shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name JESUS
: for he shall save his people from their sins.
But when Jesus heard [that
], he said unto them, They that be whole
need not a physician, but they that are sick. ... But go
ye and learn what [that
] meaneth, I will
have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call
the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
rather to the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.
But he answered and said, I am not
sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
Romans 5:6 For
when we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ
died for the ungodly
1 Timothy 1:13
before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but
I obtained mercy, because
I did [it
] ignorantly in unbelief. ... Howbeit for this
cause I obtained
mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all
longsuffering, for a
pattern to them which should hereafter believe
on him to life everlasting.
Wherefore he is
able also to save them to the uttermost
that come unto God by him
, seeing he ever
liveth to make
intercession for them.
1 John 4:9
In this was
manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent
begotten Son into the world, that we
might live through him. ... And we have
seen and do testify that the Father
sent the Son [to be
] the Saviour
of the world.