Luke 16:21
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English Standard Version
who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

King James Bible
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

American Standard Version
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table; yea, even the dogs come and licked his sores.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores.

English Revised Version
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table; yea, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Webster's Bible Translation
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.

Weymouth New Testament
covered with sores and longing to make a full meal off the scraps flung on the floor from the rich man's table. Nay, the dogs, too, used to come and lick his sores.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Desiring (ἐπιθυμῶν)

Eagerly, and not receiving what he desired. The same thing is implied in the story of the prodigal, where the same word is used, "he would fain have been filled" (Luke 15:16), but the pods did not satisfy his hunger.

The crumbs that fell (τῶν πιπτόντων)

Lit., the things falling. The best texts omit ψιχίων, crumbs.

Moreover (ἀλλὰ καὶ)

Lit., but even. "But (instead of finding compassion), even the dogs," etc.

Licked (ἐπέλειχον)

Only here in New Testament. Cyril, cited by Hobart, says: "The only attention, and, so to speak, medical dressing, which his sores received, was from the dogs who came and licked them."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

desiring.

1 Corinthians 4:11 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

crumbs.

Matthew 15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

Mark 7:28 And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

John 6:12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

Cross References
Matthew 15:27
She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

Luke 16:20
And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,

Luke 16:22
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried,

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