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

  • Rach
    Pursue after Christ like the shepherd pursued after the one lost sheep.
    Our life is not our own. It is God's.
  • A disciple
    Son of David; I like your kind and non-condemning way to look at it, but I think the younger son was rather looking for the party than a way to make his living. He squandered all his money on sin and selfishness, and brought disgrace to his father's name; and his repentance was marked by acknowledging the truth that he was not fit to be called anymore a son, and acceptance of his punishment.
  • Son of David
    The prodigal son did what everyone does. He goes off into the world seeking his fortune, his way in the world. For some find great wealth but it doesn't sustain them. Some fall between the cracks and are in want. It is they who are most likely to return to the Father and ask for forgiveness. And the Father will turn none away who ask. Those still in the world will not ask.
  • Eric
    Jesus has already forgiven us, even in the middle of our transgression. All we need to do is accept His forgiveness.
  • Jerry
    verse 20-Two points: The son was always a son before, during and after his departure. He didn't waste his being a son. He wasted his connection, benefit, relationship, enjoyment of being a son. He didn't return asking to be a son again. He was hungry. His hunger is what brought him home.
    The main character in the story is the father.He ran to his son and welcomed him home before his son spoke
  • Anne
    This chapter teaches us about repentance, forgiveness and love.

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