Luke 15:11-16 NIV

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons.1

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12 The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.'2 So he divided his property3 between them.

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13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth4 in wild living.

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14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.
15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.5

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16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.