The Parable of the Good Shepherd Coming Home with the Lost Sheep Over His Shoulders
“And he spake unto them this parable, saying, ‘What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.’” Luke 15:3-5 ASV
Illustration of a shepherd, wearing a hat, walking home with a sheep over his shoulders and all of his other ninety-nine sheep following behind him. In the background, wolves attack and eat the sheep of a shepherd who is asleep underneath a tree. A fence lines the road.
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Right Rev. Richard Gilmour, D.D. Bible History: Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments, with a Compendium of Church History (New York, New York: Benziger Brothers, 1904) 177