Luke 15:15
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English Standard Version
So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

King James Bible
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

American Standard Version
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.

English Revised Version
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Weymouth New Testament
So he went and hired himself to one of the inhabitants of that country, who sent him on to his farm to tend swine;

Luke 15:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Joined himself (ἐκολλήθη)

The verb means to glue or cement. Very expressive here, implying that he forced himself upon the citizen, who was unwilling to engage him, and who took him into service only upon persistent entreaty. "The unhappy wretch is a sort of appendage to a strange personality" (Godet). Compare Acts 9:26. Wyc., cleaved. See, also, on Acts 5:13.

To feed swine

As he had received him reluctantly, so he gave him the meanest possible employment. An ignominious occupation, especially in Jewish eyes. The keeping of swine was prohibited to Israelites under a curse.

Luke 15:15 Parallel Commentaries

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he went.

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

Isaiah 1:5,9,10-13 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint...

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Jeremiah 8:4-6 Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return...

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...

Revelation 2:21,22 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not...

to feed.

Luke 8:32-34 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they sought him that he would suffer them to enter into them...

Ezekiel 16:52,63 You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they...

Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you as a spectacle.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways...

Romans 1:24-26 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves...

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

Ephesians 5:11,12 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them...

Colossians 3:5-7 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

Cross References
Matthew 7:6
"Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Luke 15:14
And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 15:16
And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

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