Parables & Verses for Farmers

Jesus used simple everyday stories called parables to teach important truths.  Many were about farming.  Following are some of these parables in English and Lotuho.  [I will add more as my schedule permits.]

Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7)
1 Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him.  2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."  3 Then Jesus told them this parable:  4 "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.  Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home.  Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'  7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

1 Obo olong ofwonni lamojok musuru iko leyyak jyo Yesu itayiryere nettiyenio honyi.  2 Bwo Farisei iko legyorok ette mumwanga ojori, Ilonguta atulo olo leyyak ette ngiyo ikosi.  3 Ette Yesu ikyana jihosi ta narryamara ana ojo, 4 Kuyya owon obo alatai iko akyoro nesiha abotye bwo obo abotye olitohi, ?obeng adi inyi idehi huna atomwana hottongwan hohottongwan imur ette leten 'tittifyaru aker ania many onyuraniere inyi?  5 Bwo fe al onyurak inyi naker nya olorok inyi ilohoho ta amuno.  6 Lafany inyi imiji ilongu inyi mottyarak honyi iko orryahat honyi ojo, Hamunoti ikong nyo anyurak ni naker hong odwo olitohi'to.  7 Ajo ni jihatai jo owon adi amuno on obolo lidou ta leyyani abotye al iloit'to ataji honyi t'eyyata honyi, agalik jyo hul omuk atomwana hottongwan hohottongwan hul oyiji'to hul obengi'to iloiti atajya hosi.


English scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION.  Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

Lotuho scripture quotations taken from ECORIT ANGEJUK ONO YESU KRISTO / The New Testament in Latuka.  Copyright (c) B.F.B.S. 1969.  Khartoum.  The Bible Society.