Luke 15:17

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when he came to himselfe, he said, How many hired seruants of my fathers haue bread inough and to spare, and I perish with hunger?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But when he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when he came to his senses, he said, What numbers of my father's servants have bread enough, and more, while I am near to death here through need of food!
- Basic English Bible

And coming to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and *I* perish here by famine.
- Darby Bible

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father have bread enough and to spare, and I am perishing with hunger!
- Webster's Bible

But on coming to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired men have more bread than they want, while I here am dying of hunger!
- Weymouth Bible

But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!
- World English Bible

And he turnede ayen to hym silf, and seide, Hou many hirid men in my fadir hous han plente of looues; and Y perische here thorouy hungir.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And having come to himself, he said, How many hirelings of my father have a superabundance of bread, and I here with hunger am perishing!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:17


15:17 And coming to himself - For till then he was beside himself, as all men are, so long as they are without God in the world.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:17


Lu 15:17 When he came to himself. Sin is an infatuation, a craze. When the blinded eyes of the soul are opened no man is content to abide in sin; that is, in destruction. How many hired servants. The son was now himself a hired servant; so are all sinners, and the service is a hard one.

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