I want us to see the heart of God that's embedded in the question, "where are the nine?" The nine refers to those around us who know of Christ, saved or unsaved, but do not glorify Him as their God.
To you, He is saying, "I, God, didn't save you in isolation. There are others who I've saved, called and chosen. There are others who don't yet belong to Me but their names are written in My Book. I've done a work in their hearts and they know enough to live lives that honor Me but they don't. Let that concern you as much as it concerns Me."