The Parable of the Lost Coin Meaning & Bible Verses


Lord’s Library editors assembled this short resource which offers a Parable of the Lost Coin meaning and summary, with key Scriptures.

In the parable, Jesus describes a woman who has ten silver coins and loses one of them. She lights a lamp, sweeps the house diligently, and searches for the lost coin until she finds it. When she does, she calls together her friends and neighbors to rejoice with her over the coin that was lost but has now been found.

This parable is part of a series of parables in Luke 15 that highlight the value of each individual and the significance of repentance. It underscores the importance of God’s pursuit of the lost, emphasizing His love and grace in seeking them. The parable also portrays the heavenly rejoicing that takes place when a sinner repents.

See Luke 15:7: “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.”

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Parable of the Lost Coin Meaning

The Parable of the Lost Coin meaning can be found in Luke 15:8-10:

Luke 15:8-10

“Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”

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