27 The servant replied, ‘Your brother has arrived, and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he received his son back safe and sound.'28 Then the older son was furious and didn't want to enter in, but his father came out and begged him.29 He answered his father, ‘Look, I've served you all these years, and I never disobeyed your instruction. Yet you've never given me as much as a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.30 But when this son of yours returned, after gobbling up your estate on prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.'31 Then his father said, ‘Son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.32 But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive. He was lost and is found.'"