Luke 15:31

And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said vnto him, Sonne, thou art euer with me, and all that I haue is thine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, Son, you are with me at all times, and all I have is yours.
- Basic English Bible

But he said to him, Child, *thou* art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.
- Darby Bible

And he said to him, Son, thou art ever with me: and all that I have is thine.
- Webster's Bible

`You my dear son,' said the father, `are always with me, and all that is mine is also yours.
- Weymouth Bible

He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hym, Sone, thou art euer more with me, and alle my thingis ben thine.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And he said to him, Child, thou art always with me, and all my things are thine;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 15:31


15:31 Thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine - This suggests a strong reason against murmuring at the indulgence shown to the greatest of sinners. As the father's receiving the younger son did not cause him to disinherit the elder; so God's receiving notorious sinners will be no loss to those who have always served him; neither will he raise these to a state of glory equal to that of those who have always served him, if they have, upon the whole, made a greater progress in inward as well as outward holiness.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 15:31


Lu 15:31 Son. The father pleads with the envious brother and tries to bring him to a better frame of mind, as Christ pleads with Israel. All that I have is thine. "If a son, then an heir, and a joint heir with Christ" (Ro 8:17).

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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