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

New Living Translation
He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs.

English Standard Version
So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

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

Berean Literal Bible
And having gone, he joined himself to one of the citizens of that the country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

New American Standard Bible
"So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

King James Bible
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he went to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

International Standard Version
So he went out to work for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

NET Bible
So he went and worked for one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.

New Heart English Bible
He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him to a field to herd pigs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he got a job from someone in that country and was sent to feed pigs in the fields.

New American Standard 1977
“And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

King James 2000 Bible
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

American King James Version
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

American Standard Version
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.

Darby Bible Translation
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

English Revised Version
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Weymouth New Testament
So he went and hired himself to one of the inhabitants of that country, who sent him on to his farm to tend swine;

World English Bible
He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

Young's Literal Translation
and having gone on, he joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him to the fields to feed swine,
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
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 the country, who sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:6
Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Luke 15:14
After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 15:16
He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing.
Treasury of Scripture

And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

he went.

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Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said …

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against …

Isaiah 1:5,9,10-13 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: …

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but …

Jeremiah 8:4-6 Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, …

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure …

Revelation 2:21,22 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not…

to feed.

Luke 8:32-34 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: …

Ezekiel 16:52,63 You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for …

Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will …

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the …

Romans 1:24-26 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their …

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

Ephesians 5:11,12 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but …

Colossians 3:5-7 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

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