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Luke 15:11

    Luke 15:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, A certain man had two sons:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, A certain man had two sons:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, A certain man had two sons:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, A certain man had two sons:

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, A certain man had two sons:

    World English Bible

    He said, "A certain man had two sons.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, A certain man had two sons:

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 15:11

    And he said - Jesus, to illustrate still farther the sentiment which he had uttered, and to show that it was proper to rejoice over repenting sinners, proceeds to show it by a most beautiful and instructive parable. We shall see its beauty and propriety by remembering that the "design" of it was simply to "justify his conduct in receiving sinners," and to show that to rejoice over their return was proper. This he shows by the feelings of a "father" rejoicing over the "return" of an ungrateful and dissipated son.