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Luke 15:14

    Luke 15:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when everything was gone, there was no food to be had in that country, and he was in need.

    Webster's Revision

    And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

    World English Bible

    When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 15:14

    A mighty famine in that land - As he was of a profligate turn of mind himself, it is likely he sought out a place where riot and excess were the ruling characteristics of the inhabitants; and, as poverty is the sure consequence of prodigality, it is no wonder that famine preyed on the whole country.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 15:14

    A mighty famine - Famines were common in Eastern nations. They were caused by the failure of the crops - by a want of timely rains, a genial sun, or sometimes by the prevalence of the plague or of the pestilence, which swept off numbers of the inhabitants. In this case it is very naturally connected with the luxury, the indolence, and the dissipation of the people in that land,

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 15:14

    15:14 He began to be in want - All his worldly pleasures failing, he grew conscious of his want of real good.