Luke 15:16

And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he would faine haue filled his belly with the huskes that the swine did eate: & no man gaue vnto him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving {anything} to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so great was his need that he would have been glad to take the pigs' food, and no one gave him anything.
- Basic English Bible

And he longed to fill his belly with the husks which the swine were eating; and no one gave to him.
- Darby Bible

And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat; and no man gave to him.
- Webster's Bible

and he longed to make a hearty meal of the pods the swine were eating, but no one gave him any.
- Weymouth Bible

He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.
- World English Bible

And he coueitide to fille his wombe of the coddis that the hoggis eeten, and no man yaf hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he was desirous to fill his belly from the husks that the swine were eating, and no one was giving to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:16


15:16 He would fain have filled his belly with the husks - He would fain have satisfied himself with worldly comforts. Vain, fruitless endeavour!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:16


Lu 15:16 With the husks. The pods of the carob tree. The husks of animal pleasures cannot satisfy the soul.

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