Luke 16:21

And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 16:21

And desiring to bee fed with the crummes which fel from the rich mans table: moreouer the dogges came and licked his sores.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and longing to be fed with the {crumbs} which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and desiring to be fed with the `crumbs' that fell from the rich man's table; yea, even the dogs come and licked his sores.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Desiring the broken bits of food which came from the table of the man of wealth; and even the dogs came and put their tongues on his wounds.
- Basic English Bible

and desiring to be filled with the crumbs which fell from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming licked his sores.
- Darby Bible

And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.
- Webster's Bible

covered with sores and longing to make a full meal off the scraps flung on the floor from the rich man's table. Nay, the dogs, too, used to come and lick his sores.
- Weymouth Bible

and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
- World English Bible

and coueitide to be fulfillid of the crummes, that fellen doun fro the riche mannus boord, and no man yaf to hym; but houndis camen, and lickiden hise bilis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and desiring to be filled from the crumbs that are falling from the table of the rich man; yea, also the dogs, coming, were licking his sores.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 16:21

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:21


16:19 There was a certain rich man - Very probably a Pharisee, and one that justified himself before men; a very honest, as well as honourable gentleman: though it was not proper to mention his name on this occasion: who was clothed in purple and fine linen - and doubtless esteemed on this account, (perhaps not only by those who sold it, but by most that knew him,) as encouraging trade, and acting according to his quality: And feasted splendidly every day - And consequently was esteemed yet more, for his generosity and hospitality in keeping so good a table.

16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, (according to the Greek pronunciation) or Eleazer. By his name it may be conjectured, he was of no mean family, though it was thus reduced. There was no reason for our Lord to conceal his name, which probably was then well known. Theophylact observes, from the tradition of the Hebrews, that he lived at Jerusalem. Yea, the dogs also came and licked his sores - It seems this circumstance is recorded to show that all his ulcers lay bare, and were not closed or bound up.

16:22 And the beggar - Worn out with hunger, and pain, and want of all things, died: and was carried by angels (amazing change of the scene!) into Abraham's bosom - So the Jews styled paradise; the place where the souls of good men remain from death to the resurrection. The rich man also died, and was buried - Doubtless with pomp enough, though we do not read of his lying in state; that stupid, senseless pageantry, that shocking insult on a poor, putrefying carcass, was reserved for our enlightened age!

16:23 He seeth Abraham afar off - And yet knew him at that distance: and shall not Abraham's children, when they are together in paradise, know each other!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:21


Lu 16:21 The dogs came and licked his sores. How abject his lot! Helpless, a beggar, glad to get crumbs, the dogs around him licking his sores! Such a lot the world would despise.

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