Luke 15:24
New International Version
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

New Living Translation
for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

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

Berean Study Bible
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!’ So they began to celebrate.

Berean Literal Bible
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry.

New American Standard Bible
for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been 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.

Christian Standard Bible
because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

Contemporary English Version
This son of mine was dead, but has now come back to life. He was lost and has now been found." And they began to celebrate.

Good News Translation
For this son of mine was dead, but now he is alive; he was lost, but now he has been found.' And so the feasting began.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

International Standard Version
Because my son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate.

NET Bible
because this son of mine was dead, and is alive again--he was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

New Heart English Bible
for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'Because this, my son, was dead, and he is alive; he was lost, and now he is found.' And they began to celebrate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son was dead and has come back to life. He was lost but has been found.' Then they began to celebrate.

New American Standard 1977
for this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ And they began to be merry.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

King James 2000 Bible
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

American King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
for this my son was dead and has come to life, was lost and has been found. And they began to make 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.

World English Bible
for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.' They began to celebrate.

Young's Literal Translation
because this my son was dead, and did live again, and he was lost, and was found; and they began to be merry.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
23Bring the fattened 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. 25Meanwhile the older son was in the field, and as he approached the house, he heard music and dancing.…
Cross References
Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Luke 9:60
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

Luke 15:23
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let us feast and celebrate.

Luke 15:25
Meanwhile the older son was in the field, and as he approached the house, he heard music and dancing.

Luke 15:32
But it was fitting to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"

John 5:25
Truly, truly, I tell you, the hour is coming and has now come 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 is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

Ephesians 2:1
As for you, you were dead in your trespasses and sins,

Ephesians 2:5
made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved!

Ephesians 5:14
So it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."

Colossians 2:13
When you were dead in your trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our trespasses,

1 Timothy 5:6
But she who lives for pleasure is dead even while she is still alive.

Treasury of Scripture

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

this.

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

Mark 8:22
And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

John 5:21,24,25
For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will…

he.

Luke 15:4,8
What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? …

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.

they.

Luke 15:7,9
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance…

Luke 10:19
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Isaiah 35:10
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.







Lexicon
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

this
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

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

of mine
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

dead
νεκρὸς (nekros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3498: (a) adj: dead, lifeless, subject to death, mortal, (b) noun: a dead body, a corpse. From an apparently primary nekus; dead.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

is alive again!
ἀνέζησεν (anezēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 326: To come to life again, revive, regain life. To recover life.

He was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

lost
ἀπολωλὼς (apolōlōs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 622: From apo and the base of olethros; to destroy fully, literally or figuratively.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

is found!’
εὑρέθη (heurethē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

So
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they began
ἤρξαντο (ērxanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

to celebrate.
εὐφραίνεσθαι (euphrainesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 2165: From eu and phren; to put in a good frame of mind, i.e. Rejoice.
(24) This my son was dead.--The words, looked at merely as part of the story, have a wonderful pathos. Absence, alienation, the self-chosen shame, this had made the father think of the son as "dead." Death would indeed have been far easier to bear. Spiritually, we are taught that repentance is nothing less than the passing from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, from the "graves of lust" (Numbers 11:34) to the power of the resurrection. The "lost" and "found" appear as furnishing the link that connects this with the preceding parables, and makes the trilogy, as it were, complete.

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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