Luke 16:27

27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family,

Read Luke 16:27 Using Other Translations

Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house--
“Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home.

What does Luke 16:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 16:27

Then he said, I pray thee therefore father
The Cambridge, copy of Beza's, and the Ethiopic version read, "father Abraham"; finding he could have no redress of his misery, nor any relief for himself, he applies for others:

that thou wouldst send him to my father's house;
the house of Israel and Jacob, the surviving Jews: and this agrees also with a notion of theirs, that the dead seek for mercy for them F12. The Persic and Ethiopic versions read, "that thou wouldst send Lazarus", &c. whom the one calls Gazarus, and the other Eleazar.


F12 T. Bab. Taanith, fol. 16. 1.
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