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Luke 15:13

    Luke 15:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And not long after, the younger son got together everything which was his and took a journey into a far-away country, and there all his money went in foolish living.

    Webster's Revision

    And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

    World English Bible

    Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 15:13

    Not many days after - He probably hastened his departure for fear of the fine which he must have paid, and the reproach to which he must have been subjected, had the matter come before the civil magistrate. See above.

    Riotous living - Ζων ασωτως, in a course of life that led him to spend all: from α not, and σωω I save. And this we are informed, Luke 15:30, was among harlots; the readiest way in the world to exhaust the body, debase the mind, ruin the soul, and destroy the substance.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 15:13

    Gathered all together - Collected his property. If he had received flocks or grain, he sold them and converted them into money. As soon as this arrangement had been made he left his father's house.

    Took his journey - Went, or traveled.

    Into a far country - A country far off from his father's house. He went probably to trade or to seek his fortune, and in his wanderings came at last to this dissipated place, where his property was soon expended.

    Wasted his substance - Spent his property.

    In riotous living - Literally, "Living without saving anything." He lived extravagantly, and in the most dissolute company. See Luke 15:30. By his wandering away we may understand that sinners wander far away from God; that they fall into dissolute and wicked company; and that their wandering so far off is the reason why they fall into such company, and are so soon and so easily destroyed.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 15:13

    15:13 He took a journey into a far country - Far from God: God was not in all his thoughts: And squandered away his substance - All the grace he had received.