Luke 15:23
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English Standard Version
And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate.

King James Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

American Standard Version
and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:

English Revised Version
and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:

Webster's Bible Translation
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

Weymouth New Testament
Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves;

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Vincent's Word Studies

The fatted calf

The article denoting one set apart for a festive occasion. Tynd., "that fatted calf."

Luke 15:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the fatted.

Genesis 18:7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it to a young man; and he hurried to dress it.

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:

Proverbs 9:2 She has killed her beasts; she has mingled her wine; she has also furnished her table.

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees...

Isaiah 65:13,14 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink...

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

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Cross References
1 Samuel 28:24
Now the woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly killed it, and she took flour and kneaded it and baked unleavened bread of it,

Proverbs 15:17
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Luke 15:22
But the father said to his servants, 'Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

Luke 15:24
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate.

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