Luke 15:20
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New International Version
So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

New Living Translation
"So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

English Standard Version
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Berean Study Bible
So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still in the distance, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.

Berean Literal Bible
And having risen up, he went to his father. And he still being far distant, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and having run, fell upon his neck and kissed him.

New American Standard Bible
"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

King James Bible
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

International Standard Version
"So he got up and went to his father. While he was still far away, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him affectionately.

NET Bible
So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way from home his father saw him, and his heart went out to him; he ran and hugged his son and kissed him.

New Heart English Bible
"He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And rising, he came to his father, and while he was still distant, his father saw him and he was moved with compassion for him and he ran and fell on his neck and he kissed him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So he went at once to his father. While he was still at a distance, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son, put his arms around him, and kissed him.

New American Standard 1977
“And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

American King James Version
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

American Standard Version
And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And rising up he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and running to him fell upon his neck, and kissed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he rose up and went to his own father. But while he was yet a long way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell upon his neck, and covered him with kisses.

English Revised Version
And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Weymouth New Testament
"So he rose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and pitied him, and ran and threw his arms round his neck and kissed him tenderly.

World English Bible
"He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Young's Literal Translation
'And having risen, he went unto his own father, and he being yet far distant, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and having ran he fell upon his neck and kissed him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:17-24 Having viewed the prodigal in his abject state of misery, we are next to consider his recovery from it. This begins by his coming to himself. That is a turning point in the sinner's conversion. The Lord opens his eyes, and convinces him of sin; then he views himself and every object, in a different light from what he did before. Thus the convinced sinner perceives that the meanest servant of God is happier than he is. To look unto God as a Father, and our Father, will be of great use in our repentance and return to him. The prodigal arose, nor stopped till he reached his home. Thus the repenting sinner resolutely quits the bondage of Satan and his lusts, and returns to God by prayer, notwithstanding fears and discouragements. The Lord meets him with unexpected tokens of his forgiving love. Again; the reception of the humbled sinner is like that of the prodigal. He is clothed in the robe of the Redeemer's righteousness, made partaker of the Spirit of adoption, prepared by peace of conscience and gospel grace to walk in the ways of holiness, and feasted with Divine consolations. Principles of grace and holiness are wrought in him, to do, as well as to will.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
19I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’ 20So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still in the distance, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21The son declared, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’…
Cross References
Genesis 45:14
Then he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Genesis 46:29
Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared before him, he fell on his neck and wept on his neck a long time.

2 Samuel 14:33
So when Joab came to the king and told him, he called for Absalom. Thus he came to the king and prostrated himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom.

Luke 15:19
I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants."'

Luke 15:21
The son declared, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

Acts 20:37
They all wept openly as they embraced Paul and kissed him.
Treasury of Scripture

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

But.

Deuteronomy 30:2-4 And shall return to the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according …

Job 33:27,28 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that …

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 103:10-13 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according …

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion …

Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and …

Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke …

Ezekiel 16:6-8 And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, …

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? …

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that …

Ephesians 2:13,17 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near …

and fell.

Genesis 33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, …

Genesis 45:14 And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin …

Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his …

Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

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