New Defender's Study Bible Notes
15:8 ten pieces of silver. Each “piece of silver” (Greek drachma) was approximately a day’s wage for a common laborer.
15:10 joy in the presence. Each recovery of that which was lost became an occasion for rejoicing “with friends and neighbors” (Luke 15:6,9,25). The Lord was telling the self-righteous Pharisees that there is joy in heaven when even one sinner repents. The angels rejoice, but also there is rejoicing in their presence—no doubt by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.