Luke 15:29
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English Standard Version
but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.

King James Bible
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

American Standard Version
But he answered and said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, and I never transgressed a commandment of thine; and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years do I serve thee, and I have never transgressed thy commandment, and yet thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends:

English Revised Version
But he answered and said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, and I never transgressed a commandment of thine: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he answering, said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither have I at any time transgressed thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

Weymouth New Testament
"'All these years,' replied the son, 'I have been slaving for you, and I have never at any time disobeyed any of your orders, and yet you have never given me so much as a kid, for me to enjoy myself with my friends;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Kid (ἔριφον)

Some read the diminutive, ἐρίφιον, "a little kid." In any event a contrast is intended between the kid and the farted calf.

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Lo.

Luke 17:10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants...

Luke 18:9,11,12,20,21 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others...

1 Samuel 15:13,14 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said to him, Blessed be you of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD...

Isaiah 58:2,3 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God...

Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by yourself, come not near to me; for I am holier than you. These are a smoke in my nose...

Zechariah 7:3 And to speak to the priests which were in the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month...

Matthew 20:12 Saying, These last have worked but one hour, and you have made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

Romans 3:20,27 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin...

Romans 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

Philippians 3:4-6 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more...

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

Revelation 3:17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

yet.

Luke 15:7 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons...

Luke 19:21 For I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up that you layed not down, and reap that you did not sow.

Malachi 1:12,13 But you have profaned it, in that you say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible...

Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance...

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna...

Cross References
Luke 15:28
But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him,

Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!'

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