Luke 15:12
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New Living Translation
The younger son told his father, 'I want my share of your estate now before you die.' So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.

King James Bible
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

Darby Bible Translation
and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give to me the share of the property that falls to me. And he divided to them what he was possessed of.

World English Bible
The younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of your property.' He divided his livelihood between them.

Young's Literal Translation
and the younger of them said to the father, Father, give me the portion of the substance falling to me, and he divided to them the living.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

15:12 Give me the part of goods that falleth to me - See the root of all sin! A desire of disposing of ourselves; of independency on God!

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The Prodigal and his Brother.
Preached February 21, 1853. THE PRODIGAL AND HIS BROTHER. "And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found."--Luke xv. 31, 32. There are two classes of sins. There are some sins by which man crushes, wounds, malevolently injures his brother man: those sins which speak of a bad, tyrannical, and selfish heart. Christ met those with denunciation.
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton

Number one Thousand; Or, "Bread Enough and to Spare"
It appears that when the prodigal came to himself he was shut up to two thoughts. Two facts were clear to him, that there was plenty in his father's house, and that he himself was famishing. May the two kindred spiritual facts have absolute power over all your hearts, if you are yet unsaved; for they were most certainly all-important and pressing truths. These are no fancies of one in a dream; no ravings of a maniac; no imaginations of one under fascination: it is most true that there is plenty of
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Lost Silver Piece
But, my dear friends, the three parables recorded in this chapter are not repetitions; they all declare the same main truth, but each one reveals a different phase of it. The three parables are three sides of a vast pyramid of gospel doctrine, but there is a distinct inscription upon each. Not only in the similitude, but also in the teaching covered by the similitude, there is variety, progress, enlargement, discrimination. We have only need to read attentively to discover that in this trinity of
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

The Turning Point
I. We shall begin by noticing that HERE WAS ACTION--"He arose, and came to his father." He had already been in a state of thoughtfulness; he had come to himself, but now he was to go further, and come to his father. He had considered the past, and weighed it up, and seen the hollowness of all the world's pleasures; he had seen his condition in reference to his father, and his prospects if he remained in the far-off country; he had thought upon what he ought to do, and what would be the probable result
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 20: 1874

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:17
He must recognize the rights of his oldest son, the son of the wife he does not love, by giving him a double portion. He is the first son of his father's virility, and the rights of the firstborn belong to him.

Mark 12:44
For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on."

Luke 15:11
To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: "A man had two sons.

Luke 15:13
"A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.

Luke 15:30
Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!'

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