So he called one of the servants and asked him, "What's going on?'
"Your brother has come back home,' the servant answered, "and your father has killed the prize calf, because he got him back safe and sound.'
The older brother was so angry that he would not go into the house; so his father came out and begged him to come in.
But he spoke back to his father, "Look, all these years I have worked for you like a slave, and I have never disobeyed your orders. What have you given me? Not even a goat for me to have a feast with my friends!
But this son of yours wasted all your property on prostitutes, and when he comes back home, you kill the prize calf for him!'
"My son,' the father answered, "you are always here with me, and everything I have is yours.
But we had to celebrate and be happy, because your brother was dead, but now he is alive; he was lost, but now he has been found.' "