New International Version
Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'
King James Bible
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, Thy brother is come, and thy father has killed the fatted calf because he has received him safe and well.
World English Bible
He said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and healthy.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to him -- Thy brother is arrived, and thy father did kill the fatted calf, because in health he did receive him back.
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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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1 Samuel 28:24
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.
"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'
So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.
"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.
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