20"So he got up and came to ahis father. But while he was still a longwayoff, his fathersaw him and feltcompassion for him, and ran and b1embraced him and kissed him.21"And the sonsaid to him, 'Father, I have sinnedagainstheaven and in your sight; I amnolongerworthy to be called your son.'22"But the fathersaid to his slaves, 'Quicklybring out 2the bestrobe and put it on him, and 3put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;23and bring the fattenedcalf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;24for thisson of mine was 4dead and has come to lifeagain; he was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate.25"Now his olderson was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heardmusic and dancing.26"And he summonedone of the servants and began inquiringwhatthesethings could be.27"And he said to him, 'Your brotherhascome, and your father has killed the fattenedcalfbecause he has received him backsafe and sound.'28"But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his fathercame out and began pleading with him.29"But he answered and said to his father, 'Look! For somanyyears I have been serving you and I have nevercneglected a command of yours; and yet you have nevergiven me a younggoat, so that I might celebrate with my friends;30but whenthisson of yourscame, who has devoured your d5wealth with prostitutes, you killed the fattenedcalf for him.'31"And he said to him, 'Son, you ehave alwaysbeen with me, and all that is mine is yours.32'But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for thisbrother of yours was 6dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.' "