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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CommentaryWesley'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!
LibraryThe 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. …
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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.
For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on."
To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: "A man had two sons.
"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.
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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