Luke 15:13
New International Version
“Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

New Living Translation
“A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.

English Standard Version
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.

Berean Study Bible
After a few days, the younger son got everything together and journeyed to a distant country, where he squandered his wealth in wild living.

Berean Literal Bible
And not many days later, the younger son having gathered together all, went away into a distant country, and there he wasted his estate, living prodigally.

King James Bible
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

New King James Version
And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.

New American Standard Bible
And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his estate in wild living.

NASB 1995
“And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.

NASB 1977
“And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.

Amplified Bible
A few days later, the younger son gathered together everything [that he had] and traveled to a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and immoral living.

Christian Standard Bible
Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

American Standard Version
And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And after a few days his younger son gathered everything that was coming to him and he went to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth while living wastefully.”

Contemporary English Version
Not long after that, the younger son packed up everything he owned and left for a foreign country, where he wasted all his money in wild living.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his substance, living riotously.

English Revised Version
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living.

Good News Translation
After a few days the younger son sold his part of the property and left home with the money. He went to a country far away, where he wasted his money in reckless living.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"After a few days, the younger son gathered his possessions and left for a country far away from home. There he wasted everything he had on a wild lifestyle.

International Standard Version
A few days later, the younger son gathered everything he owned and traveled to a distant country. There he wasted it all on wild living.

Literal Standard Version
And not many days after, having gathered all together, the younger son went abroad to a far country, and there he scattered his substance, living riotously;

NET Bible
After a few days, the younger son gathered together all he had and left on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth with a wild lifestyle.

New Heart English Bible
Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.

Weymouth New Testament
No long time afterwards the younger son got all together and travelled to a distant country, where he wasted his money in debauchery and excess.

World English Bible
Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.

Young's Literal Translation
'And not many days after, having gathered all together, the younger son went abroad to a far country, and there he scattered his substance, living riotously;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
12The younger son said to him, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 After a few days, the younger son got everything together and journeyed to a distant country, where he squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need.…

Cross References
Luke 15:12
The younger son said to him, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.

Luke 15:14
After he had spent all he had, a severe famine swept through that country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 16:1
Jesus also said to His disciples, "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.


Treasury of Scripture

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

and took.

2 Chronicles 33:1-10
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: …

Job 21:13-15
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave…

Job 22:17,18
Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? …

wasted.

Luke 15:30
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Luke 16:1,19
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods…

Proverbs 5:8-14
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: …









(13) Took his journey into a far country.--Such instances of emigration were, we may believe, familiar things in most towns of Galilee and Judaea. The young man left his home, and started, bent on pleasure or on gain, for Alexandria, or Rome, or Corinth, and rumour came home of riotous living, and a fortune wasted upon harlots, sabbaths broken, synagogues unvisited, perhaps even of participation in idol feasts. In the interpretation that lies below the surface, the "far country" is the state of the human spirit, of the Gentile world, in their wanderings far off from God. The "riotous living" is the reckless waste of noble gifts and highest energies on unbridled sensuality of life, or sensuous, i.e., idolatrous, forms of worship. The fearful history traced in Romans 1:19-32, is but too faithful a picture of the wanderings of the younger son.

Riotous.--The exact meaning of the word is prodigal, thriftless.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
After
μετ’ (met’)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

a few
πολλὰς (pollas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

days,
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

younger
νεώτερος (neōteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's 3501: (a) young, youthful, (b) new, fresh.

son
υἱὸς (huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

got everything together
συναγαγὼν (synagagōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

[and] journeyed
ἀπεδήμησεν (apedēmēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 589: To be away from home, go into another country, be away, be abroad. From apodemos; to go abroad, i.e. Visit a foreign land.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

a distant
μακράν (makran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3117: Long, distant, far; of long duration. From mekos; long (distant) or time (neuter plural).

country,
χώραν (chōran)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5561: Feminine of a derivative of the base of chasma through the idea of empty expanse; room, i.e. A space of territory.

[where]
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

he squandered
διεσκόρπισεν (dieskorpisen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1287: From dia and skorpizo; to dissipate, i.e. to rout or separate; specially, to winnow; figuratively, to squander.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

wealth
οὐσίαν (ousian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3776: Property, wealth, substance. From the feminine of on; substance, i.e. Property.

in wild
ἀσώτως (asōtōs)
Adverb
Strong's 811: Prodigally, with prodigal living, wastefully. Adverb from the same as asotia; dissolutely.

living.
ζῶν (zōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.


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