Luke 15:16
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New International Version
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

New Living Translation
The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything.

English Standard Version
And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

Berean Study Bible
He longed to fill his belly with the pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him a thing.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was longing to fill his belly from the pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving to him.

New American Standard Bible
"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

King James Bible
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He longed to eat his fill from the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one would give him any.

International Standard Version
No one would give him anything, even though he would gladly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating.

NET Bible
He was longing to eat the carob pods the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

New Heart English Bible
And he wanted to fill himself with the carob pods that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he longed to fill his belly from the carob pods that the pigs were eating, and no man was giving anything to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one in the country would give him any food, and he was so hungry that he would have eaten what the pigs were eating.

New American Standard 1977
“And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he longed to fill his belly with the husks that the swine ate, but no one gave them unto him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he would gladly have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

American King James Version
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave to him.

American Standard Version
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he longed to fill his belly with the husks which the swine were eating; and no one gave to him.

English Revised Version
And he would fain have been filled with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat; and no man gave to him.

Weymouth New Testament
and he longed to make a hearty meal of the pods the swine were eating, but no one gave him any.

World English Bible
He wanted to fill his belly with the husks that the pigs ate, but no one gave him any.

Young's Literal Translation
and he was desirous to fill his belly from the husks that the swine were eating, and no one was giving to him.
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
15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that 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. 17Finally he came to his senses and said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have plenty of food? But here I am, starving to death!…
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 15:15
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed the pigs.

Luke 15:17
Finally he came to his senses and said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have plenty of food? But here I am, starving to death!
Treasury of Scripture

And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave to him.

he would.

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Lamentations 4:5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that …

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Romans 6:19-21 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh…

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Psalm 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.

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Psalm 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that …

Isaiah 57:3 But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer …

Jonah 2:2-8 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he …

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