Luke 15:24
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English Standard Version
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

King James Bible
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

American Standard Version
for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because this my son was dead, and is come to life again: was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

English Revised Version
for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Weymouth New Testament
for my son here was dead and has come to life again: he was lost and has been found.' "And they began to be merry.

Luke 15:24 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Is alive - is found (ἀνέζησεν - εὑρέθη)

Both aorists, and pointing back to a definite time in the past; doubtless the moment when he "came to himself." Wyc., hath lived.

The Prodigal Son is a favorite subject in Christian art. The return of the penitent is the point most frequently chosen, but the dissipation in the far country and the degradation among the swine are also treated. The dissipation is the subject of an interesting picture by the younger Teniers in the gallery of the Louvre. The prodigal is feasting at a table with two courte-sans, in front of an inn, on the open shutter of which a tavern-score is chalked. An old woman leaning on a stick begs alms, possibly foreshadowing the fate of the females at the table. The youth holds out his glass, which a servant fills with wine. In the right-hand corner appears a pigsty where a stable-boy is feeding the swine, but with his face turned toward the table, as if in envy of the gay revellers there. All the costumes and other details of the picture are Dutch. Holbein also represents him feasting with his mistress, and gambling with a sharper who is sweeping the money off the table. The other points of the story are introduced into the background. Jan Steen paints him at table in a garden before an inn. A man plays the guitar, and two children are blowing bubbles - "an allegory of the transient pleasures of the spendthrift." Mrs. Jameson remarks that the riotous living is treated principally by the Dutch painters. The life among the swine is treated by Jordaens in the Dresden Gallery. The youth, with only a cloth about his loins, approaches the trough where the swine are feeding, extends his hand, and seems to ask food of a surly swineherd, who points him to the trough. In the left-hand corner a young boor is playing on a pipe, a sorrowful contrast to the delicious music of the halls of pleasure. Salvator Rosa pictures him in a landscape, kneeling with clasped hands amid a herd of sheep, oxen, goats, and swine. Rubens, in a farm-stable, on his knees near a trough, where a woman is feeding some swine. He looks imploringly at the woman. One of the finest examples of the treatment of the return is by Murillo, in the splendid picture in the gallery of the Duke of Sutherland. It is thus described by Stirling ("Annals of the Artists of Spain"): "The repentant youth, locked in the embrace of his father, is, of course, the principal figure; his pale, emaciated countenance bespeaks the hardships of his husk-coveting time, and the embroidery on his tattered robe the splendor of his riotous living. A little white dog, leaping up to caress him, aids in telling the story. On one side of this group a man and a boy lead in the farted calf; on the other appear three servants bearing a light-blue silk dress of Spanish fashion, and the gold ring; and one of them seems to be murmuring at the honors in preparation for the lost one."

Luke 15:24 Parallel Commentaries

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Luke 15:32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Mark 8:22 And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man to him, and sought him to touch him.

John 5:21,24,25 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will...

John 11:25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Romans 6:11,13 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord...

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead...

Ephesians 2:1,5 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins...

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him...

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water...

Revelation 3:1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things said he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars...

he.

Luke 15:4,8 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness...

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Genesis 45:28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.

Jeremiah 31:15-17 Thus said the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping...

Ezekiel 34:4,16 The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken...

Matthew 18:11-13 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost...

they.

Luke 15:7,9 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons...

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy...

Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy on their heads...

Isaiah 66:11 That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that you may milk out...

Jeremiah 31:12-14 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine...

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.

Cross References
Matthew 8:22
And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

Luke 9:60
And Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

Luke 15:23
And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate.

Luke 15:25
"Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Luke 15:32
It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"

John 5:25
"Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

Romans 11:15
For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?

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