Luke 15:11
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New International Version
Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons.

New Living Translation
To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: "A man had two sons.

English Standard Version
And he said, “There was a man who had two sons.

Berean Study Bible
Then Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons.

Berean Literal Bible
And He said, "A certain man had two sons.

New American Standard Bible
And He said, "A man had two sons.

King James Bible
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also said: "A man had two sons.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus said, "A man had two sons.

NET Bible
Then Jesus said, "A man had two sons.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "A certain man had two sons.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said to them again, “One man had two sons.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jesus said, "A man had two sons.

New American Standard 1977
And He said, “A certain man had two sons;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, A certain man had two sons;

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

American King James Version
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

American Standard Version
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: A certain man had two sons:

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, A certain man had two sons;

English Revised Version
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, A certain man had two sons:

Weymouth New Testament
He went on to say, "There was a man who had two sons.

World English Bible
He said, "A certain man had two sons.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said, 'A certain man had two sons,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:11-16 The parable of the prodigal son shows the nature of repentance, and the Lord's readiness to welcome and bless all who return to him. It fully sets forth the riches of gospel grace; and it has been, and will be, while the world stands, of unspeakable use to poor sinners, to direct and to encourage them in repenting and returning to God. It is bad, and the beginning of worse, when men look upon God's gifts as debts due to them. The great folly of sinners, and that which ruins them, is, being content in their life-time to receive their good things. Our first parents ruined themselves and all their race, by a foolish ambition to be independent, and this is at the bottom of sinners' persisting in their sin. We may all discern some features of our own characters in that of the prodigal son. A sinful state is of departure and distance from God. A sinful state is a spending state: wilful sinners misemploy their thoughts and the powers of their souls, mispend their time and all their opportunities. A sinful state is a wanting state. Sinners want necessaries for their souls; they have neither food nor raiment for them, nor any provision for hereafter. A sinful state is a vile, slavish state. The business of the devil's servants is to make provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof, and that is no better than feeding swine. A sinful state is a state constant discontent. The wealth of the world and the pleasures of the senses will not even satisfy our bodies; but what are they to precious souls! A sinful state is a state which cannot look for relief from any creature. In vain do we cry to the world and to the flesh; they have that which will poison a soul, but have nothing to give which will feed and nourish it. A sinful state is a state of death. A sinner is dead in trespasses and sins, destitute of spiritual life. A sinful state is a lost state. Souls that are separated from God, if his mercy prevent not, will soon be lost for ever. The prodigal's wretched state, only faintly shadows forth the awful ruin of man by sin. Yet how few are sensible of their own state and character!
Study Bible
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
10In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.” 11Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger son said to him, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.…
Cross References
Luke 15:10
In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

Luke 15:12
The younger son said to him, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.
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