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Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.
King James Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
American Standard Version
and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:
Young's Literal Translation
and having brought the fatted calf, kill it, and having eaten, we may be merry,
Luke 15:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fatted calf, and kill it - Θυσατε, Sacrifice it. In ancient times the animals provided for public feasts were first sacrificed to God. The blood of the beast being poured out before God, by way of atonement for sin, the flesh was considered as consecrated, and the guests were considered as feeding on Divine food. This custom is observed among the Asiatics to this day.
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Genesis 18:7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it to a young man; and he hurried to dress it.
Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:
Proverbs 9:2 She has killed her beasts; she has mingled her wine; she has also furnished her table.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees...
Isaiah 65:13,14 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink...
Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Luke 15:23 Parallel CommentariesCalf Celebrate Death Eat Eaten Enjoy Fat Fatted Fattened Feast Fetch Glad Hither Kill Let's Merry Ourselves Ox YoungCalf Celebrate Death Eat Eaten Enjoy Fat Fatted Fattened Feast Fetch Glad Hither Kill Let's Merry Ourselves Ox YoungTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Samuel 28:24 The woman had a fattened calf at the house, which she butchered at once. She took some flour, kneaded it and baked bread without yeast.
Proverbs 15:17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
Luke 15:22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.
Luke 15:24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.