Luke 15:25

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now his elder sonne was in the field, and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musicke & dauncing,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the older son was in the field: and when he came near the house, the sounds of music and dancing came to his ears.
- Basic English Bible

And his elder son was in the field; and as, coming [up], he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
- Darby Bible

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
- Webster's Bible

Now his elder son was out on the farm; and when he returned and came near home, he heard music and dancing.
- Weymouth Bible

Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
- World English Bible

But his eldere sone was in the feeld; and whanne he cam, and neiyede to the hous, he herde a symfonye and a croude.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And his elder son was in a field, and as, coming, he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:25


15:25 The elder son seems to represent the Pharisees and scribes, mentioned #Lu 15:2|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:25


Lu 15:25 Now his elder son. The Pharisees had complained of Jesus that "he receiveth sinners" (Lu 15:2). So the elder son complains that the father had welcomed the prodigal. Music and dancing. In the dance of Judea the sexes did not intermingle. It was usually performed by hired professional dancers.

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