Luke 15:14
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New International Version
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

New Living Translation
About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve.

English Standard Version
And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.

Berean Study Bible
After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need.

Berean Literal Bible
But of him having spent all, there arose a severe famine throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

New American Standard Bible
"Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.

King James Bible
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing.

International Standard Version
After he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need.

NET Bible
Then after he had spent everything, a severe famine took place in that country, and he began to be in need.

New Heart English Bible
When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And when he had spent everything that he had, there was a great famine in that country and he began to be wanting.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had nothing left when a severe famine spread throughout that country. He had nothing to live on.

New American Standard 1977
“Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be in need.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had spent everything, there arose a great famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

American King James Version
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

American Standard Version
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

Darby Bible Translation
But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want.

English Revised Version
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

Weymouth New Testament
At last, when he had spent everything, there came a terrible famine throughout that country, and he began to feel the pinch of want.

World English Bible
When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.

Young's Literal Translation
and he having spent all, there came a mighty famine on that country, and himself began to be in want;
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
13After a few days, the younger son got everything together and journeyed to a distant country, where he squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed the pigs.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:25
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.

Luke 15:13
After a few days, the younger son got everything together and journeyed to a distant country, where he squandered his wealth in wild living.

Luke 15:15
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed the pigs.
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