Luke 15:27

And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto him, Thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calfe, because he hath receiued him safe and sound.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, Your brother has come; and your father has had the young ox put to death because he has come back safely.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to him, Thy brother is come, and thy father has killed the fatted calf because he has received him safe and well.
- Darby Bible

And he said to him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him in health.
- Webster's Bible

`Your brother has come,' he replied; `and your father has had the fat calf killed, because he has got him home safe and sound.'
- Weymouth Bible

He said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.'
- World English Bible

And he seide to hym, Thi brother is comun, and thi fadir slewe a fat calf, for he resseyuede hym saaf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said to him -- Thy brother is arrived, and thy father did kill the fatted calf, because in health he did receive him back.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:27


15:27 Thy father hath killed the fatted calf - Perhaps he mentions this rather than the robe or ring, as having a nearer connection with the music and dancing.


Discussion for Luke 15:27

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 27
    They did not clearly know what the father was fattening the calf for.They might have had ideas before that the calf will be slaughtered one day in their own favour or for their own consumption.

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