New International Version
Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
King James Bible
And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
Darby Bible Translation
And a person said to him out of the crowd, Teacher, speak to my brother to divide the inheritance with me.
World English Bible
One of the multitude said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me."
Young's Literal Translation
And a certain one said to him, out of the multitude, 'Teacher, say to my brother to divide with me the inheritance.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Speak to my brother, that he divide - Among the Jews, the children had the inheritance of their fathers divided among them; the eldest had a double portion, but all the rest had equal parts. It is likely the person complained of in the text was the elder brother; and he wished to keep the whole to himself - a case which is far from being uncommon. The spirit of covetousness cancels all bonds and obligations, makes wrong right, and cares nothing for father or brother.
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A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, …
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