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

  • 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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