New American Standard Bible
And He said, "A man had two sons.
King James Bible
And he said, A certain man had two sons:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, A certain man had two sons;
World English Bible
He said, "A certain man had two sons.
Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'A certain man had two sons,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he said - Jesus, to illustrate still farther the sentiment which he had uttered, and to show that it was proper to rejoice over repenting sinners, proceeds to show it by a most beautiful and instructive parable. We shall see its beauty and propriety by remembering that the "design" of it was simply to "justify his conduct in receiving sinners," and to show that to rejoice over their return was proper. This he shows by the feelings of a "father" rejoicing over the "return" of an ungrateful and dissipated son.
LibraryThe Humanity of God
ST. LUKE xv. 7. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. There are three parables in this chapter: all agree in one quality-- in their humanity. God shows us in them that there is something in his character which is like the best and simplest parts of our characters. God himself likens himself to men, that men may understand him and love him. Why there should be more joy over the …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
'That which was Lost'
Nor Let us Allege that we are Justly Rendered Timid by a Consciousness of Sin...
Privilege and Experience
"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
"The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.' So he divided his wealth between them.
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