Luke 15:23

And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And bring hither the fatted calfe, and kill it, and let vs eate and be merrie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and bring the fatted calf, `and' kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And get the fat young ox and put it to death, and let us have a feast, and be glad.
- Basic English Bible

and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:
- Darby Bible

And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
- Webster's Bible

Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves;
- Weymouth Bible

Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;
- World English Bible

and schoon on hise feet; and brynge ye a fat calf, and sle ye, and ete we, and make we feeste.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having brought the fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten, we may be merry,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:23


15:23 Let us be merry - Both here, and wherever else this word occurs, whether in the Old or New Testament, it implies nothing of levity, but a solid, serious, religious, heartfelt joy: indeed this was the ordinary meaning of the word two hundred years ago, when our translation was made.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:23


Lu 15:23 Bring hither the fatted calf. For a feast of welcome. To make such preparations was common in the simple life of the East. See Ge 18:6-8.

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