Luke 15:11

“And he said, A certain man had two sons:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said, A certaine man had two sonnes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said, "A man had two sons.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, A certain man had two sons:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, A certain man had two sons:
- Basic English Bible

And he said, A certain man had two sons;
- Darby Bible

And he said, A certain man had two sons:
- Webster's Bible

He went on to say, "There was a man who had two sons.
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "A certain man had two sons.
- World English Bible

And he seide, A man hadde twei sones;
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said, `A certain man had two sons,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:11


Lu 15:11 "The Parable of the Lost Son" (Lu 15:11-32). The two preceding parables represent Christ seeking for the lost; this, the sinner seeking for the Father's house; all three, the rejoicing over repentance. A certain man had two sons. There is something in this inimitable parable which goes straight to every human heart. It is almost impossible to refuse an entrance to it. It storms the strongest fortress of the soul, by its appeal to the latent sensibility to impression, that dormant or sepulchered humanness which underlies in every man his surface of passion or pride; it makes its way to the sympathy of the rudest, and surprises the most callous into the emotion which finds its best relief in tears. The child loves to hear its simple and affecting story, and many a criminal whom crime has done its worst to harden has been subdued by some stray hearing of its experience, it seemed so like his own. (Punshon). In this parable the father is the Heavenly Father; the elder son, the self-righteous, in this case the Pharisees and scribes; the younger son, the sinful, in this case the publicans and sinners.

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