Luke 15:6

And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
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A Treatise Against the Heretic Novatian

AD 255
Which being found Christ brings back, bearing on His shoulder the tender sinful one; and He, rejoicing and exulting, having called His friends and domestics, says, "Rejoice with me; for my sheep which was lost is found. I say "says He, "unto you, that there will be such joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth.". I say unto you, that such joy shall be in the sight of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." ...

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. Συγχάζητέ μοι, Let My joy be one with yours—partake of My joy. His joy is so great that he cannot confine it to Himself, His friends must rejoice also. He further indicates that the event is such a happy one, that it ought to afford matter for rejoicing to all. He says not, "Rejoice with the sheep that is found," but, "with Me." Because truly our life is His joy. S. Gregory. ...

Jacob of Edessa

AD 708
After Thee do I run, and Thy converse do I seek: that in me may be completed that number of a hundred, by means of a lost one which is found.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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