Parallel Bible results for Luke 15:11-32

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Luke 15:11-32

KJV 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: NIV 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. KJV 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. NIV 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. KJV 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. NIV 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. KJV 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. NIV 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. KJV 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. NIV 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. KJV 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. NIV 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. KJV 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! NIV 17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! KJV 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, NIV 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. KJV 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. NIV 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ KJV 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. NIV 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. KJV 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. NIV 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ KJV 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: NIV 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. KJV 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: NIV 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. KJV 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. NIV 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. KJV 25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. NIV 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. KJV 26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. NIV 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. KJV 27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. NIV 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ KJV 28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. NIV 28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. KJV 29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: NIV 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. KJV 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. NIV 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ KJV 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. NIV 31 “ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. KJV 32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. NIV 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”

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