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

New Living Translation
We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’”

English Standard Version
It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

Berean Study Bible
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.’ ”

Berean Literal Bible
But it was fitting to make merry and to rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; and he was lost and is found.'"

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”

NASB 1995
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.'"

NASB 1977
‘But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”

Amplified Bible
But it was fitting to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was [as good as] dead and has begun to live. He was lost and has been found.’”

Christian Standard Bible
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"

American Standard Version
But it was meet to make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again ; and was lost, and is found.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But it is right for us to celebrate and to rejoice. For this your brother was dead, and he is alive. He was lost, and he is found.”

Contemporary English Version
But we should be glad and celebrate! Your brother was dead, but he is now alive. He was lost and has now been found."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found.

English Revised Version
But it was meet to make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Good News Translation
But we had to celebrate and be happy, because your brother was dead, but now he is alive; he was lost, but now he has been found.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But we have something to celebrate, something to be happy about. This brother of yours was dead but has come back to life. He was lost but has been found.'"

International Standard Version
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life. He was lost and has been found.'"

Literal Standard Version
but to be merry, and to be glad, it was necessary, because this your brother was dead, and lived again, he was lost, and was found.”

NET Bible
It was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost and is found.'"

New Heart English Bible
But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive; and he was lost, and is found.'"

Weymouth New Testament
We are bound to make merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life, he was lost and has been found.'"

World English Bible
But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this, your brother, was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is found.'"

Young's Literal Translation
but to be merry, and to be glad, it was needful, because this thy brother was dead, and did live again, he was lost, and was found.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
31‘Son, you are always with me,’ the father said, ‘and all that is mine is yours. 32But 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.’”

Cross References
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.

Luke 15:31
Son, you are always with me,' the father said, 'and all that is mine is yours.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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.

was meet.

Luke 7:34
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

Psalm 51:8
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

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.

for.

Luke 15:24
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Ephesians 2:1-10
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; …









(32) It was meet that we should make merry.--The Greek expresses moral necessity rather than mere fitness. "We must needs rejoice;" it could not be otherwise. The repetition of the same words that had been used before, "he was dead . . ." is singularly-emphatic. This, and nothing more or less than this was the true account of the change that had passed over the wanderer; and this ought to be a source of joy to all his kindred. There is, perhaps, a touch of tenderness as well as reproof in the way in which the scornful "this thy son" is met by "this thy brother." The elder son had forgotten that fact, and had almost disclaimed his own sonship in his scorn for the offender.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

it was fitting
ἔδει (edei)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

to celebrate
εὐφρανθῆναι (euphranthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's 2165: From eu and phren; to put in a good frame of mind, i.e. Rejoice.

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

rejoice,
χαρῆναι (charēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

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

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

brother
ἀδελφός (adelphos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

of yours
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 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 2532: And, even, also, namely.

is alive again;
ἔζησεν (ezēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

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

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

is found.’”
εὑρέθη (heurethē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.


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