Luke 15:14

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land, and he beganne to be in want.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when everything was gone, there was no food to be had in that country, and he was in need.
- Basic English Bible

But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want.
- Darby Bible

And when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
- Webster's Bible

At last, when he had spent everything, there came a terrible famine throughout that country, and he began to feel the pinch of want.
- Weymouth Bible

When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.
- World English Bible

And aftir that he hadde endid alle thingis, a strong hungre was maad in that cuntre, and he bigan to haue nede.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he having spent all, there came a mighty famine on that country, and himself began to be in want;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:14


15:14 He began to be in want - All his worldly pleasures failing, he grew conscious of his want of real good.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:14


Lu 15:14 There arose a mighty famine. There is always one afar from God. The world cannot satisfy the soul. He began to be in want. Many a lost one who has wasted all feels the want so deeply as to destroy his life. Byron is said to "have died of wretchedness".

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