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Luke 15:24

    Luke 15:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this, my son, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away from me, and has come back. And they were full of joy.

    Webster's Revision

    for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

    World English Bible

    for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 15:24

    Was dead - Lost to all good - given up to all evil. In this figurative sense the word is used by the best Greek writers. See many examples in Kypke.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 15:24

    Was dead - This is capable of two significations:

    1. "I supposed" that he was dead, but I know now that he is alive.

    2. He was "dead to virtue" - he was sunk in pleasure and vice.

    The word is not unfrequently thus used. See 1 Timothy 5:6; Matthew 8:22; Romans 6:13. Hence, to be restored to "virtue" is said to be restored again to life, Romans 6:13; Revelation 3:1; Ephesians 2:1. It is probable that this latter is the meaning here. See Luke 15:32.

    Was lost - Had wandered away from home, and we knew not where he was.