New International Version
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.
King James Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
Darby Bible Translation
and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:
World English Bible
Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;
Young's Literal Translation
and having brought the fatted calf, kill it, and having eaten, we may be merry,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fatted calf, and kill it - Θυσατε, Sacrifice it. In ancient times the animals provided for public feasts were first sacrificed to God. The blood of the beast being poured out before God, by way of atonement for sin, the flesh was considered as consecrated, and the guests were considered as feeding on Divine food. This custom is observed among the Asiatics to this day.
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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 woman had a fattened calf at the house, which she butchered at once. She took some flour, kneaded it and baked bread without yeast.
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
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