The Parable of the Lost Sheep
"Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven j their angels always k see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
l "For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
m "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
"And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
"Even so it is not the n will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.
Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion," Says the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Those closest to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who had access to the king's presence, and who ranked highest in the kingdom):
And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings.
But they said to her, "You are beside yourself!" Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, "It is his angel.
And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went to another village.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Matthew 18:12 - 14
What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
Luke 15:4 - 7
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
1 Timothy 2:4
Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.