Luke 15:13

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And not many dayes after, the yonger sonne gathered al together, and tooke his iourney into a farre countrey, and there wasted his substance with riotous liuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not long after, the younger son got together everything which was his and took a journey into a far-away country, and there all his money went in foolish living.
- Basic English Bible

And after not many days the younger son gathering all together went away into a country a long way off, and there dissipated his property, living in debauchery.
- Darby Bible

And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
- Webster's Bible

No long time afterwards the younger son got all together and travelled to a distant country, where he wasted his money in debauchery and excess.
- Weymouth Bible

Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.
- World English Bible

And not aftir many daies, whanne alle thingis weren gederid togider, the yonger sone wente forth in pilgrymage in to a fer cuntre; and there he wastide hise goodis in lyuynge lecherously.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And not many days after, having gathered all together, the younger son went abroad to a far country, and there he scattered his substance, living riotously;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:13


15:13 He took a journey into a far country - Far from God: God was not in all his thoughts: And squandered away his substance - All the grace he had received.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:13


Lu 15:13 Into a far country. Wandered far away from the Father's house, from God. Wasted his substance. All do in that far country. The worldly life is a wasted life. It is more baneful to waste our spiritual opportunities and resources than to waste earthly goods.

Discussion for Luke 15:13

  • Rev. Lawrence Williams for verse 13
    Luke 15:13 This young man went far from the will of God to do his own thing, far from righteousness, and when that happends, we often fine ourselves in a terrible place.

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