Luke 15:22

But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 15:22

But the father saide to his seruants, Bring foorth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shooes on his feete.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the father said to his servants, Bring forth quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the father said to his servants, Get out the first robe quickly, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet:
- Basic English Bible

But the father said to his bondmen, Bring out the best robe and clothe him in [it], and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;
- Darby Bible

But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
- Webster's Bible

But the father said to his servants, `Fetch a good coat quickly--the best one--and put it on him; and bring a ring for his finger and shoes for his feet.
- Weymouth Bible

But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe, and put it on him. Put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.
- World English Bible

And the fadir seide to hise seruauntis, Swithe brynge ye forth the firste stoole, and clothe ye hym, and yyue ye a ryng in his hoond,
- Wycliffe Bible

`And the father said unto his servants, Bring forth the first robe, and clothe him, and give a ring for his hand, and sandals for the feet;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 15:22

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:22


15:22 But the father said - Interrupting him before he had finished what he intended to say. So does God frequently cut an earnest confession short by a display of his pardoning love.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:22


Lu 15:22 The father said. He interrupted the confession of the prodigal. Bring forth the best robe. He had returned in rags. The best robe is the white robe of the righteous Christ. A ring on his hand. A ring with a seal was a symbol of authority, of sonship. Shoes on [his] feet. Servants went barefoot, but the shoes were a symbol of freedom.

Discussion for Luke 15

  • WANDA D WILSON on Luke 15:22
    Isa. 3:16-24 talks about how God took the jewelry from the women, and never again said they could put it back on...what about the men, so men can wear jewelry but women cannot?
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 15:22
    Wanda, as you have no doubt read Isaiah from the first chapter, you would have read about the many things that God had accused Judah & Jerusalem about. Their idolatry, meaningless sacrifices, dependence on material wealth, sinning as Sodom did & many more: all these brought on the Anger of the Lord. And their women also became "haughty & behaved in an alluring way" & God would change all that & make them foul. And likewise, the men would suffer loss of life through battle & they together would all become desolate.

    So the wearing of jewellery was synonymous to their demeanour which resembled those of the heathen, that which promoted their outward beauty rather than what was becoming of a woman of God (as Mishael well pointed out). The men of course, weren't into wearing jewellery, as it is done these days, but they would suffer under the hand of their enemies. Is then the wearing of jewellery wrong? We must each one decide this in the light of the Scriptures & what our intentions are for wearing them. Some Fellowships ban or strongly advocate against wearing of jewellery, yet some of those same women will present themselves quite differently outside the 'Christian circle'. We have to be convinced in our own hearts about this matter, maybe done for the enhancing our appearance without appearing ostentatious & taking away from a woman's inner beauty.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Luke 15:22
    1 Timothy 2:9-10

    In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but which becometh women professing godliness WITH good works.

    Deuteronomy 22:5

    The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

    We're not under the Law as Christians, but I would venture that other people make assumptions about you based on appearance. The key word is Modest.

    Same goes for body piercings and tattoos. There's a danger of infections; illness from dirty equipment.
  • Laverne hall on Luke 15:22
    This verse show me how merciful and how God grace is the only way to live. Letting God 's grace be the light,the glory of my life and kids and others ' who are willing to live for Jesus Christ our father. Amen
  • BSP on Luke 15:22
    The father in this verse was so forgiving annd he never gave up hope on his son. He requested the best for his son even though he had squandered away all that his father worked hard for. The father could have taken a harsh attitude and said: "Well son, that's what you get!" and left it at that. Instead the father ran to his son and welcomed him with open arms. This is just an illustration showing our heaveny Father's love he has for us. We are sinners and Jehovah God freely provided the means to forgive our sins. If God could forgive us such a great amount freely, we should be willling to forgive others freely in imitation of God.


 

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