New American Standard Bible
"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.
King James Bible
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
Darby Bible Translation
and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give to me the share of the property that falls to me. And he divided to them what he was possessed of.
World English Bible
The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them.
Young's Literal Translation
and the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the substance falling to me, and he divided to them the living.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the younger of them said - By this younger son we are to understand the publicans and sinners to be represented. By the older, the Pharisees and scribes.
Give me the portion - The part.
Of goods - Of property.
That falleth to me - That is properly my share. There is no impropriety in supposing that he was of age; and, as he chose to leave his father's house, it was proper that his father should, if he chose, give him the part of the estate which would be his.
He divided unto them his living - His property, or "means" of living. The division of property among the Jews gave the older son twice as much as the younger. In this case it seems the younger son received only money or movable property, and the older chose to remain with his father and dwell on the paternal estate. The lands and fixed property remained in their possession. Among the ancient Romans and Syrophoenicians, it was customary, when a son came to the years of maturity, if he demanded his part of the inheritance, for the father to give it to him. This the son might claim by law. It is possible that such a custom may have prevailed among the Jews, and that our Saviour refers to some such demand made by the young man.
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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 …
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"But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn.
for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on."
And He said, "A man had two sons.
"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.'
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