Luke 19:10

For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
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Clement Of Rome

AD 99
To save the things which were perishing,

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save. It is not wonderful that Christ converted and saved Zacchæus, and publicans and sinners, for, to this He had been sent by the Father, and to this He Himself had come into the world. As, then, the skill of the physician is shown in healing inveterate, hopeless, and desperate diseases, so the supreme virtue of Christ, the Arch-physician, shone out in curing those diseases of the soul, which by nature are incurable, like avarice in publicans. Thus He drew Zacchæus, the publican, not only to despise avarice and all wealth, but to embrace evangelical poverty. In the same way He called the publican and made him an Apostle. The history of Peter the Publican or Telonarius, who gave up all his wealth, and caused himself to be sold for a slave, and the money to be given to the poor, is a further case in point. ...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
But when He adds, "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost". Although ruined, since He says, "I am come to save that which was lost; ". to save that which is lost."

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
As a skilful and compassionate physician, heal all such as have wandered in the ways of sin; for "they that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. For the Son of man came to save and to seek that which was lost."

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

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