Luke 15:31
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New International Version
"'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

New Living Translation
"His father said to him, 'Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours.

English Standard Version
And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

Berean Study Bible
Son, you are always with me,' the father said, 'and all that is mine is yours.

Berean Literal Bible
And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

New American Standard Bible
"And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.

King James Bible
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Son,' he said to him, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

International Standard Version
"His father told him, 'My child, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

NET Bible
Then the father said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and everything that belongs to me is yours.

New Heart English Bible
"He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His father said to him, “My son, you are always with me and everything that I have is yours.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"His father said to him, 'My child, you're always with me. Everything I have is yours.

New American Standard 1977
“And he said to him, ‘My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said unto him, Son, thou art always with me, and all that I have is thine.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said unto him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.

American King James Version
And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.

American Standard Version
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me, and all I have is thine.

Darby Bible Translation
But he said to him, Child, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.

English Revised Version
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that is mine is thine.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to him, Son, thou art ever with me: and all that I have is thine.

Weymouth New Testament
"'You my dear son,' said the father, 'are always with me, and all that is mine is also yours.

World English Bible
"He said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.

Young's Literal Translation
'And he said to him, Child, thou art always with me, and all my things are thine;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
30But when this son of yours returns from squandering your wealth with prostitutes, you kill the fatted calf for him!’ 31‘Son, you are always with me, the father said, ‘and all that is mine is yours. 32But it was fitting to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”…
Cross References
Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours returns from squandering your wealth with prostitutes, you kill the fatted calf for him!'

Luke 15:32
But it was fitting to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"

John 8:35
A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours.

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(31) Son, thou art ever with me.--As applied to the Pharisees in its primary bearing, or to others like the Pharisees in its secondary, it appears at first sight as if the words were spoken from their own point of view, their own self-appreciation, and were therefore ironical. We need not, however, so take them. The words were literally true of the Pharisees, of Israel as a nation, of all who reproduce the Pharisee temper. All outward gifts that God could bestow, the covenants and the law, and the promises, outward ordinances of worship, and the instruction of wise men and scribes--these had all been given to Israel, as like blessings are offered now to all members of the visible Church of Christ, the great family of God. All that was wanted was the power to use these things rightly, as the Father wills, and therefore to enjoy them.

All that I have is thine.--More literally, all mine is thine.

And he said to him, son,.... For so he was, as before observed, by creation, national adoption, and profession:

thou art ever with me; not in such a sense as Christ the Son of God was: nor can it design the gracious presence of God, or communion with him; for this man did not walk with God; and besides, this is more frequently expressed by God's being with his people, than by their being with him; nor are good men always with God, or God with them, in this sense; sometimes the phrase designs the saints being with God, or Christ, in heaven; but here it intends only attendance on public worship, in the place where the symbol of God's presence was, the temple; and the "ever" denotes the term of the legal dispensation, which in many branches of it, as circumcision, the passover, and other ordinances and statutes, is said to be for ever.

And all that I have is thine: which must be understood with a limitation; for it cannot mean, that he had all the perfections of God, as Christ the Son of God has; nor all spiritual blessings, as the adopted sons of God have; nor indeed any of them, but all the outward ordinances of the legal dispensation, which belonged to the Jews; particularly those that are enumerated in Romans 9:4 as the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, the promises, their descent from the fathers, and the Messiah's descent from them; they had him in person among them, and his personal ministry, the word and ordinances of the Gospel; and had as much as they could have, or desire to have, in an external way. 31. Son, etc.—The father resents not the insult—how could he, after the largeness of heart which had kissed the returning prodigal? He calmly expostulates with him, "Son, listen to reason. What need for special, exuberant joy over thee? Didst thou say, 'Lo, these many years do I serve thee?' In that saidst thou truly; but just for that reason do I not set the whole household a-rejoicing over thee. For thee is reserved what is higher still—a tranquil lifelong satisfaction in thee, as a true-hearted faithful son in thy father's house, nor of the inheritance reserved for thee is aught alienated by this festive and fitting joy over the once foolish but now wise and newly recovered one."15:25-32 In the latter part of this parable we have the character of the Pharisees, though not of them alone. It sets forth the kindness of the Lord, and the proud manner in which his gracious kindness is often received. The Jews, in general, showed the same spirit towards the converted Gentiles; and numbers in every age object to the gospel and its preachers, on the same ground. What must that temper be, which stirs up a man to despise and abhor those for whom the Saviour shed his precious blood, who are objects of the Father's choice, and temples of the Holy Ghost! This springs from pride, self-preference, and ignorance of a man's own heart. The mercy and grace of our God in Christ, shine almost as bright in his tender and gentle bearing with peevish saints, as his receiving prodigal sinners upon their repentance. It is the unspeakable happiness of all the children of God, who keep close to their Father's house, that they are, and shall be ever with him. Happy will it be for those who thankfully accept Christ's invitation.
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