New American Standard Bible
"And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house--
King James Bible
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, I beseech thee then, father, that thou wouldest send him to the house of my father,
World English Bible
"He said, 'I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;
Young's Literal Translation
'And he said, I pray thee, then, father, that thou mayest send him to the house of my father,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Five brethren - The number "five" is mentioned merely to preserve the appearance of verisimilitude in the story. It is not to be spiritualized, nor are we to suppose that it has any hidden or inscrutable meaning.
May testify unto them - May bear "witness" to them, or may inform them of what is my situation, and the dreadful consequences of the life that I have led. It is remarkable that he did not ask to go himself. He knew that he could not be released, even for so short a time. His condition was fixed. Yet he had no wish that his friends should suffer, and he supposed that if one went from the dead they would hear him.
LibraryFebruary 9 Morning
Now he is comforted.--LUKE 16:25. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.--He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth.--These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
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The Sunday-School Teacher --A Steward
Rendering Our Account.
And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'
for I have five brothers-- in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
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