Luke 15:14
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English Standard Version
And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.

King James Bible
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

American Standard Version
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

English Revised Version
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

Weymouth New Testament
At last, when he had spent everything, there came a terrible famine throughout that country, and he began to feel the pinch of want.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Spent

See on cost, Luke 14:28.

In that land

Want is characteristic of the "far country." The prodigal feels the evil of his environment. "He (with a shade of emphasis) began to be in want."

To be in want (ὑστερεῖσθαι)

From ὕστερος, behind. Compare our phrase of one in straitened circumstances, to fall behind.

Luke 15:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns...

Ezekiel 16:27 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food...

Hosea 2:9-14 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof...

Amos 8:9-12 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon...

Cross References
Proverbs 13:25
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

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 15:15
So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

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