Luke 15:12
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English Standard Version
And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.

King James Bible
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

American Standard Version
and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of thy'substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the portion of substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his substance.

English Revised Version
and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of thy substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided to them his living.

Weymouth New Testament
The younger of them said to his father, "'Father, give me the share of the property that comes to me.' "So he divided his wealth between them.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The portion

According to the Jewish law of inheritance, if there were but two sons, the elder would receive two portions, the younger the third of all movable property. A man might, during his lifetime, dispose of all his property by gift as he chose. If the share of younger children was to be diminished by gift or taken away, the disposition must be made by a person presumably near death. No one in good health could diminish, except by gift, the legal portion of a younger son. The younger son thus was entitled by law to his share, though he had no right to claim it during his father's lifetime. The request must be regarded as asking a favor (Edersheim).

Unto them

Even to the elder, who did not ask it.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

give.

Deuteronomy 21:16,17 Then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he has...

Psalm 16:5,6 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot...

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

And he.

Mark 12:44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 21:17
but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the firstfruits of his strength. The right of the firstborn is his.

Mark 12:44
For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."

Luke 15:11
And he said, "There was a man who had two sons.

Luke 15:13
Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.

Luke 15:30
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!'

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