New Living Translation
"His father said to him, 'Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours.
King James Bible
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
Darby Bible Translation
But he said to him, Child, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.
World English Bible
"He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
Young's Literal Translation
'And he said to him, Child, thou art always with me, and all my things are thine;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:31 Thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine - This suggests a strong reason against murmuring at the indulgence shown to the greatest of sinners. As the father's receiving the younger son did not cause him to disinherit the elder; so God's receiving notorious sinners will be no loss to those who have always served him; neither will he raise these to a state of glory equal to that of those who have always served him, if they have, upon the whole, made a greater progress in inward as well as outward holiness.
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. …
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton
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Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!'
We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!'"
A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever.
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