New American Standard Bible
for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate.
King James Bible
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Darby Bible Translation
for this my son was dead and has come to life, was lost and has been found. And they began to make merry.
World English Bible
for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.
Young's Literal Translation
because this my son was dead, and did live again, and he was lost, and was found; and they began to be merry.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Was dead - This is capable of two significations:
1. "I supposed" that he was dead, but I know now that he is alive.
2. He was "dead to virtue" - he was sunk in pleasure and vice.
The word is not unfrequently thus used. See 1 Timothy 5:6; Matthew 8:22; Romans 6:13. Hence, to be restored to "virtue" is said to be restored again to life, Romans 6:13; Revelation 3:1; Ephesians 2:1. It is probable that this latter is the meaning here. See Luke 15:32.
Was lost - Had wandered away from home, and we knew not where he was.
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'
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But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
"Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing.
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.'"
"Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?
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