Luke 15:28

And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he was angry, and would not goe in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and {began} pleading with him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he was angry, and would not go in: and his father came out, and entreated him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he was angry and would not go in; and his father came out and made a request to him to come in.
- Basic English Bible

But he became angry and would not go in. And his father went out and besought him.
- Darby Bible

And he was angry, and would not go in; therefore his father came out, and entreated him.
- Webster's Bible

Then he was angry and would not go in. But his father came out and entreated him.
- Weymouth Bible

But he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore his father came out, and begged him.
- World English Bible

And he was wrooth, and wolde not come in. Therfor his fadir wente out, and bigan to preye hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he was angry, and would not go in, therefore his father, having come forth, was entreating him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:28


15:28 He was angry, and would not go in - How natural to us is this kind of resentment!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:28


Lu 15:28 He was angry. So the Pharisees were with Christ for receiving sinners. So, too, the eminently respectable self-righteous in the church often are still when the publicans and sinners, the despised and outcast, are converted. His father came out, and intreated him. So God in Christ still entreats all such to join in the welcome of the impenitent. It shows his long suffering.

Discussion for Luke 15

  • A disciple
    Many of us were indeed like the younger son, and some like the elder son. The younger son was very stupid and selfish, and his youth and inexperience cost him dearly in the sinful way he fell into. The older brother might have had an opportunity to go looking for his brother, instead of just being angry at him. The sinner is to be condemned, and that's what he does to himself when he repents.
  • Richard Kumar
    What do we know about the father and son's name etc. in Luke 15: 11-21?
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Many of us are prodigal sons striving to return to the warm embrace of Jesus and celebration in heaven of a returning lost soul. Thank Jesus for His forgiving spirit.
  • Zeingoff
    The lost sheep. Though one has the security if a flock yet will he leave all to search for what is missing. The same for the woman misplacing a coin. She will search for the lost coin even though what she has is adequate. The son didn't appreciate money but wasted it. All depict worldly life. It isn't enough. Who will love his life the world will lose it. Repent is to regret and change
  • Brandy Essex
    My thought: When we as children of God fall from grace we must recognize that God hands is still stretch and He is still married to the backslider. There should never be an act of condemnation towards that backslider because God is the one who condemns. What we as saints should realize is when God is in control there is victory and where victory is there is power.
  • Bruce
    What a world: And the publican, standing far off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,but smote upon his breast, saying,God be merciful to me a sinner. Luke 18:10-13.
    In the Greek, publican is a tax collector.
    Romans 3:10-11 as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one:11: There is none that understanding, there is none that seeketh after God.

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