Luke 15:12
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New International Version
The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give me the portion of goods - It may seem strange that such a demand should be made, and that the parent should have acceded to it, when he knew that it was to minister to his debauches that his profligate son made the demand here specified. But the matter will appear plain, when it is considered, that it has been an immemorial custom in the east for sons to demand and receive their portion of the inheritance during their father's lifetime; and the parent, however aware of the dissipated inclinations of the child, could not legally refuse to comply with the application. It appears indeed that the spirit of this law was to provide for the child in case of ill treatment by the father: yet the demand must first be acceded to, before the matter could be legally inquired into; and then, "if it was found that the father was irreproachable in his character, and had given no just cause for the son to separate from him, in that case, the civil magistrate fined the son in two hundred puns of cowries." See Code of Gentoo laws, pr. disc. p. 56; see also do. chap. 2: sec. 9, p. 81, 82; xxi. sec. 10, p. 301.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

give.

Deuteronomy 21:16,17 Then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he has...

Psalm 16:5,6 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot...

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

And he.

Mark 12:44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Library
June 10 Morning
The younger son took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.--LUKE 15:13. Such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.--We . . . were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Prodigal and his Father
'And He said, A certain man had two sons: 12. 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. 13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

An Appeal to Sinners
Yours in much affection, C. H. S. "This man receiveth sinners."--Luke 15:2. IT WAS A SINGULAR GROUP which had gathered round our Saviour, when these words were uttered; for we are told by the evangelist--"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him." The publicans--the very lowest grade, the public oppressors, scorned and hated by the meanest Jew--these, together with the worst of characters, the scum of the streets and the very riff-raff of the society of Jerusalem, came
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Prodigal's Return
"When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." First, I shall notice the position intended in the words, "a great way off ;" secondly, I shall notice the peculiar troubles which agitate the minds of those, who are in this condition; and then, thirdly, I shall endeavor to teach the great loving-kindness of our own adorable God, inasmuch as when we are "a great way off," he runs to us, and embraces us in the arms of his love.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:17
He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father's strength. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.

Mark 12:44
They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."

Luke 15:11
Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons.

Luke 15:13
"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'

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