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Luke 16:27

    Luke 16:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, Father, it is my request that you will send him to my father's house;

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house;

    World English Bible

    "He said, 'I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house;

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 16:27

    Five brethren - The number "five" is mentioned merely to preserve the appearance of verisimilitude in the story. It is not to be spiritualized, nor are we to suppose that it has any hidden or inscrutable meaning.

    May testify unto them - May bear "witness" to them, or may inform them of what is my situation, and the dreadful consequences of the life that I have led. It is remarkable that he did not ask to go himself. He knew that he could not be released, even for so short a time. His condition was fixed. Yet he had no wish that his friends should suffer, and he supposed that if one went from the dead they would hear him.