Luke 15:25
Good News Translation
"In the meantime the older son was out in the field. On his way back, when he came close to the house, he heard the music and dancing.

Contemporary English Version
The older son had been out in the field. But when he came near the house, he heard the music and dancing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

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Luke 15:11,12 And he said: A certain man had two sons. . . .

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Luke 7:32 They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and speaking one to another and saying: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have mourned, and you have not wept.

Exodus 15:20 So Mary the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand: and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and with dances.

2 Samuel 6:14 And David danced with all his might before the Lord: and David was girded with a linen ephod.

Psalm 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into joy: thou hast cut my sackcloth, and hast compassed me with gladness:

Psalm 126:1 A gradual canticle. When the Lord brought back the captivity of Sion, we became like men comforted.

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in choir: let them sing to him with the timbrel and the psaltery.

Psalm 150:4 Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs.

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

Jeremiah 31:4 And I will build thee again, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy timbrels, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

Context
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
24Because this my son was dead and is come to life again, was lost and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.…
Cross References
Luke 15:24
Because this my son was dead and is come to life again, was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

Luke 15:26
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

Additional Translations
Meanwhile the older son was in the field, and as he approached the house, he heard music and dancing.

And his elder son was in the field, and while coming up, he drew near to the house; he heard music and dancing.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

And his elder son was in the field; and as, coming [up], he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

"Now his elder son was out on the farm; and when he returned and came near home, he heard music and dancing.

"Now his elder son was in the field. As he came near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

'And his elder son was in a field, and as, coming, he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing,
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