Luke 16:21
New International Version
and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

New Living Translation
As Lazarus lay there longing for scraps from the rich man's table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores.

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.

Berean Study Bible
and longing to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Berean Literal Bible
and desiring to be fed from that falling from the table of the rich man; but even the dogs, coming, were licking his sores.

New American Standard Bible
and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking 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.

Christian Standard Bible
He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

Contemporary English Version
He was happy just to eat the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. His body was covered with sores, and dogs kept coming up to lick them.

Good News Translation
hoping to eat the bits of food that fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs would come and lick his sores.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

International Standard Version
He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores.

NET Bible
who longed to eat what fell from the rich man's table. In addition, the dogs came and licked his sores.

New Heart English Bible
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he longed to fill his belly with the fragments that fell from the rich man's table, but also the dogs would come licking his abscesses.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Lazarus would have eaten any scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Lazarus was covered with sores, and dogs would lick them.

New American Standard 1977
and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

King James 2000 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 King James Version
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.

Darby Bible Translation
and desiring to be filled with the crumbs which fell from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming 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.

World English Bible
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Young's Literal Translation
and desiring to be filled from the crumbs that are falling from the table of the rich man; yea, also the dogs, coming, were licking his sores.
Study Bible
The Rich Man and Lazarus
20And a beggar named Lazarus lay at his gate, covered with sores 21and longing to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22One day the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. And the rich man also died and was buried.…
Cross References
Matthew 15:27
"Yes, Lord," she said, "even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table."

Luke 16:20
And a beggar named Lazarus lay at his gate, covered with sores

Luke 16:22
One day the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. And the rich man also died and was buried.

Treasury of Scripture

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

desiring.

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

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 unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

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







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

longing
ἐπιθυμῶν (epithymōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1937: To long for, covet, lust after, set the heart upon. From epi and thumos; to set the heart upon, i.e. Long for.

to be fed
χορτασθῆναι (chortasthēnai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Passive
Strong's Greek 5526: To feed, satisfy, fatten. From chortos; to fodder, i.e. to gorge.

with
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crumbs that fell
πιπτόντων (piptontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine 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.

rich man’s
πλουσίου (plousiou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4145: Rich, abounding in, wealthy; subst: a rich man. From ploutos; wealthy; figuratively, abounding with.

table.
τραπέζης (trapezēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5132: Probably contracted from tessares and peze; a table or stool, usually for food; also a counter for money.

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

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

dogs
κύνες (kynes)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2965: A dog, universally despised in the East. A primary word; a dog.

came
ἐρχόμενοι (erchomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

[and] licked
ἐπέλειχον (epeleichon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 621: To lick off, lick clean, lick up. From apo and leicho; to lick clean.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

sores.
ἕλκη (helkē)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1668: A (festering) sore, a wound. Probably from helkuo; an ulcer.
(21) And desiring to be fed with the crumbs.--The habits of the East, the absence of knives and forks and the like, made the amount of waste of this kind larger than do the habits of modern Europe. (Comp. the language of the Syro-Ph?nician woman, in Mark 7:28.) Here the picture is heightened by two touches. The dogs are there, and get the crumbs, which the man fails to get, and then they come and lick the open sores. The question has been raised whether this touch is meant to intensify the sufferings of the beggar, or to contrast the almost human sympathy of the brute with the brutal apathy of the man. In a European apologue the latter might, perhaps, be a legitimate explanation of the fact thus stated; but with the Eastern feelings, that see in the dog an unclean beast, the scavenger of the streets, we cannot doubt that the beggar would have shrunk from their licking, even assuming, which is doubtful, that it brought with it some relief from merely physical pain. It may be noted, too, that the word for "dogs" is not the diminutive form used in Matthew 15:27, and Mark 7:28 (where see Note), which implied tameness, but that which is always associated with the idea of abhorrence (Matthew 7:6; Philippians 3:2; 2Peter 2:22; Revelation 22:15).

16:19-31 Here the spiritual things are represented, in a description of the different state of good and bad, in this world and in the other. We are not told that the rich man got his estate by fraud, or oppression; but Christ shows, that a man may have a great deal of the wealth, pomp, and pleasure of this world, yet perish for ever under God's wrath and curse. The sin of this rich man was his providing for himself only. Here is a godly man, and one that will hereafter be happy for ever, in the depth of adversity and distress. It is often the lot of some of the dearest of God's saints and servants to be greatly afflicted in this world. We are not told that the rich man did him any harm, but we do not find that he had any care for him. Here is the different condition of this godly poor man, and this wicked rich man, at and after death. The rich man in hell lifted up his eyes, being in torment. It is not probable that there are discourses between glorified saints and damned sinners, but this dialogue shows the hopeless misery and fruitless desires, to which condemned spirits are brought. There is a day coming, when those who now hate and despise the people of God, would gladly receive kindness from them. But the damned in hell shall not have the least abatement of their torment. Sinners are now called upon to remember; but they do not, they will not, they find ways to avoid it. As wicked people have good things only in this life, and at death are for ever separated from all good, so godly people have evil things only in this life, and at death they are for ever put from them. In this world, blessed be God, there is no gulf between a state of nature and grace, we may pass from sin to God; but if we die in our sins, there is no coming out. The rich man had five brethren, and would have them stopped in their sinful course; their coming to that place of torment, would make his misery the worse, who had helped to show them the way thither. How many would now desire to recall or to undo what they have written or done! Those who would make the rich man's praying to Abraham justify praying to saints departed, go far to seek for proofs, when the mistake of a damned sinner is all they can find for an example. And surely there is no encouragement to follow the example, when all his prayers were made in vain. A messenger from the dead could say no more than what is said in the Scriptures. The same strength of corruption that breaks through the convictions of the written word, would triumph over a witness from the dead. Let us seek to the law and to the testimony, Isa 8:19,20, for that is the sure word of prophecy, upon which we may rest, 2Pe 1:19. Circumstances in every age show that no terrors, or arguments, can give true repentance without the special grace of God renewing the sinner's heart.
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