New International Version
"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.
King James Bible
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
Darby Bible Translation
And his elder son was in the field; and as, coming [up], he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
World English Bible
"Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
Young's Literal Translation
'And his elder son was in a field, and as, coming, he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His elder son - Meaning probably persons of a regular moral life, who needed no repentance in comparison of the prodigal already described.
In the field - Attending the concerns of the farm.
He heard music - Συμφωνιας, a number of sounds mingled together, as in a concert.
Dancing - Χορων. But Le Clerc denies that the word means dancing at all, as it properly means a choir of singers. The symphony mentioned before may mean the musical instruments which accompanied the choirs of singers.
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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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For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.
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