Luke 15:20
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English Standard Version
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

King James Bible
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

American Standard Version
And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And rising up he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and running to him fell upon his neck, and kissed him.

English Revised Version
And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

Weymouth New Testament
"So he rose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and pitied him, and ran and threw his arms round his neck and kissed him tenderly.

Luke 15:20 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

His father

An affecting touch in the Greek: his own father.

Ran

Trench cites an Eastern proverb: "Who draws near to me (God) an inch, I will draw near to him an ell; and whoso walks to meet me, I will leap to meet him."

Kissed

See on Matthew 26:49.

Luke 15:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But.

Deuteronomy 30:2-4 And shall return to the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children...

Job 33:27,28 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not...

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you...

Psalm 103:10-13 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities...

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget...

Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...

Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.

Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still...

Ezekiel 16:6-8 And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said to you when you were in your blood, Live; yes...

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboim?...

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage...

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

Ephesians 2:13,17 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ...

and fell.

Genesis 33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

Genesis 45:14 And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept on his neck.

Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself to him...

Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

Cross References
Genesis 45:14
Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

Genesis 46:29
Then Joseph prepared his chariot and went up to meet Israel his father in Goshen. He presented himself to him and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.

2 Samuel 14:33
Then Joab went to the king and told him, and he summoned Absalom. So he came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed Absalom.

Luke 15:19
I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants."'

Luke 15:21
And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

Acts 20:37
And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him,

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