Luke 15:23
New International Version
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.

New Living Translation
And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast,

English Standard Version
And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate.

Berean Study Bible
Bring the fatted calf and kill it. Let us feast and celebrate.

Berean Literal Bible
and having brought the fattened calf, kill it, and having eaten, let us be merry.

New American Standard Bible
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;

King James Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

Christian Standard Bible
Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let's celebrate with a feast,

Contemporary English Version
Get the best calf and prepare it, so we can eat and celebrate.

Good News Translation
Then go and get the prize calf and kill it, and let us celebrate with a feast!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then bring the fattened calf and slaughter it, and let's celebrate with a feast,

International Standard Version
Bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let's eat and celebrate!

NET Bible
Bring the fattened calf and kill it! Let us eat and celebrate,

New Heart English Bible
Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'Bring and kill the fattened ox; let us eat and celebrate.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let's celebrate with a feast.

New American Standard 1977
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and bring here the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;

King James 2000 Bible
And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

American King James Version
And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

American Standard Version
and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:

Darby Bible Translation
and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:

English Revised Version
and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:

Webster's Bible Translation
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

Weymouth New Testament
Fetch the fat calf and kill it, and let us feast and enjoy ourselves;

World English Bible
Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;

Young's Literal Translation
and having brought the fatted calf, kill it, and having eaten, we may be merry,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
22But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fatted calf and kill it. Let us feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!’ So they began to celebrate.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 28:24
The woman had a fattened calf at her house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She also took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Proverbs 15:17
Better a dish of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox with hatred.

Luke 15:22
But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

Luke 15:24
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

Treasury of Scripture

And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

the fatted.

Genesis 18:7 And Abraham ran to the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, …

Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth …

Proverbs 9:2 She has killed her beasts; she has mingled her wine; she has also …

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a …

Isaiah 65:13,14 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, …

Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage …







Lexicon
Bring
φέρετε (pherete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5342: To carry, bear, bring; I conduct, lead; perhaps: I make publicly known. A primary verb.

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

fatted
σιτευτόν (siteuton)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4618: Fattened, fatted. From a derivative of sitos; grain-fed, i.e. Fattened.

calf
μόσχον (moschon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3448: A calf, heifer, young bull. Probably strengthened for oschos; a young bullock.

[and] kill [it].
θύσατε (thysate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2380: A primary verb; properly, to rush, i.e. to sacrifice; by extension to immolate.

Let us feast
φαγόντες (phagontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

[and] celebrate.
εὐφρανθῶμεν (euphranthōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2165: From eu and phren; to put in a good frame of mind, i.e. Rejoice.
(23) Bring hither the fatted calf.--It is interesting to remember the impression which this part of the parable made on one of the great teachers of the Church as early as the second century. Irenaeus (see Introduction) saw in it an illustration of what seemed to him the special characteristic of St. Luke's Gospel, viz., the stress which it lays on the priestly aspect of our Lord's work and ministry. We note, after our more modern method, (1) that in the framework of the story, the definite article points to "the calf" that had been fattened as for some special feast of joy. It answers accordingly to the "feast of fat things" of Isaiah 25:6 - i.e., to the joy of the full fruition of the presence of God; and there is, perhaps, in the command to "kill it" (the word used is the technical one for slaying a sacrificial victim) a half-suggestion that this was only possible through a sacrifice and death. The fatted calf thus comes to represent to us that of which the Eucharistic feast is at once a symbol, a witness, and a pledge.

Verses 23, 24. - And bring hither the fatted calf. There was a custom in the large Palestinian farms that always a calf should be fattening ready for festal occasions. And let us eat... And they began to be merry. Who are intended by these plurals, us and they? We must not forget that the parable-story under the mortal imagery is telling of heavenly as well as of earthly things. The sharers in their joy over the lost, the servants of the prodigal's father on earth, are doubtless the angels of whom we hear (vers. 7, 10), in the two former parables of the lost sheep and of the lost drachma, as rejoicing over the recovery of a lost soul. 15:17-24 Having viewed the prodigal in his abject state of misery, we are next to consider his recovery from it. This begins by his coming to himself. That is a turning point in the sinner's conversion. The Lord opens his eyes, and convinces him of sin; then he views himself and every object, in a different light from what he did before. Thus the convinced sinner perceives that the meanest servant of God is happier than he is. To look unto God as a Father, and our Father, will be of great use in our repentance and return to him. The prodigal arose, nor stopped till he reached his home. Thus the repenting sinner resolutely quits the bondage of Satan and his lusts, and returns to God by prayer, notwithstanding fears and discouragements. The Lord meets him with unexpected tokens of his forgiving love. Again; the reception of the humbled sinner is like that of the prodigal. He is clothed in the robe of the Redeemer's righteousness, made partaker of the Spirit of adoption, prepared by peace of conscience and gospel grace to walk in the ways of holiness, and feasted with Divine consolations. Principles of grace and holiness are wrought in him, to do, as well as to will.
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