Luke 15:12

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the yonger of them said to his father, Father, giue me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he diuided vnto them his liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.' So he divided his wealth between them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of `thy' substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me that part of your property which will be mine. And he made division of his goods between them.
- Basic English Bible

and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give to me the share of the property that falls [to me]. And he divided to them what he was possessed of.
- Darby Bible

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided to them his living.
- Webster's Bible

The younger of them said to his father, "`Father, give me the share of the property that comes to me.' "So he divided his wealth between them.
- Weymouth Bible

The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them.
- World English Bible

and the yonger of hem seide to the fadir, Fadir, yyue me the porcioun of catel, that fallith to me. And he departide to hem the catel.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the substance falling to [me], and he divided to them the living.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:12


15:12 Give me the part of goods that falleth to me - See the root of all sin! A desire of disposing of ourselves; of independency on God!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:12


Lu 15:12 Give me the portion of goods. A selfish and unfilial demand, suitable to the sinner who demands of God to give, but returns no gratitude. He divided to them [his] living. The elder would receive two shares and the younger one (De 21:17).

Discussion for Luke 15:12

  • Nkosinathi Thomas for verse 12
    When he said to his father, "Give me my stuff ", it ain 't that the young man was lacking, no, he was already rich.He desired power and control, all for selfish reasons.

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