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Luke 15:17

    Luke 15:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But when he came to his senses, he said, What numbers of my father's servants have bread enough, and more, while I am near to death here through need of food!

    Webster's Revision

    But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

    World English Bible

    But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger!

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 15:17

    When he came to himself - A state of sin is represented in the sacred writings as a course of folly and madness; and repentance is represented as a restoration to sound sense. See this fully explained on Matthew 3:2 (note).

    I perish with hunger! - Or, I perish Here. Ὡδε, here, is added by BDL, Syriac, all the Arabic and Persic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Gothic, Saxon, Vulgate, all the Itala, and several of the fathers.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 15:17

    He came to himself - This is a very expressive phrase. It is commonly applied to one who has been "deranged," and when he recovers we say he has "come to himself." In this place it denotes that the folly of the young man was a kind of derangement - that he was insane. So it is of every sinner. Madness is in their hearts Ecclesiastes 9:3; they are estranged from God, and led, by the influence of evil passions, contrary to their better judgment and the decisions of a sound mind.

    Hired servants - Those in a low condition of life - those who were not born to wealth, and who had no friends to provide for them.

    I perish - I, who had property and a kind father, and who might have been provided for and happy.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 15:17

    15:17 And coming to himself - For till then he was beside himself, as all men are, so long as they are without God in the world.