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

  • 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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