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

  • 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.
  • Skyler
    I love God no matter whatβœ…πŸ˜πŸ˜˜
  • BSP
    The parable of the prodigal son shows that God really cares about his children who lose their way. He is a loving Father who is just waiting for his children to return.
  • Wally
    My thoughts is that the father is always looking for us. when we realise our wrongs and repent Jesus simply forgives us. its that simple amen.
  • Irene123
    to 'what a world' Lk.15 -- Rom.3:23 - why would being a tax collector exempt Levi/Matthew from being a sinner?

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