New International Version
Then Jesus told them this parable:
King James Bible
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke to them this parable, saying,
World English Bible
He told them this parable.
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake unto them this simile, saying,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Receiveth sinners - Προσδεχεται. He receives them cordially, affectionately - takes them to his bosom; for so the word implies. What mercy! Jesus receives sinners in the most loving, affectionate manner, and saves them unto eternal life! Reader, give glory to God for ever!
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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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But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
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