Luke 15:30

But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as soone as this thy sonne was come, which hath deuoured thy liuing with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calfe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but when this thy son came, who hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou killedst for him the fatted calf.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when this your son came, who has been wasting your property with bad women, you put to death the fat young ox for him.
- Basic English Bible

but when this thy son, who has devoured thy substance with harlots, is come, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
- Darby Bible

But as soon as this thy son had come, who hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
- Webster's Bible

but now that this son of yours is come who has eaten up your property among his bad women, you have killed the fat calf for him.'
- Weymouth Bible

But when this, your son, came, who has devoured your living with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'
- World English Bible

But aftir that this thi sone, that hath deuourid his substaunce with horis, cam, thou hast slayn to hym a fat calf.
- Wycliffe Bible

but when thy son -- this one who did devour thy living with harlots -- came, thou didst kill to him the fatted calf.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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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