New International Version
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
King James Bible
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
Darby Bible Translation
But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want.
World English Bible
When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.
Young's Literal Translation
and he having spent all, there came a mighty famine on that country, and himself began to be in want;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A mighty famine in that land - As he was of a profligate turn of mind himself, it is likely he sought out a place where riot and excess were the ruling characteristics of the inhabitants; and, as poverty is the sure consequence of prodigality, it is no wonder that famine preyed on the whole country.
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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 …
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The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
"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.
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.
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