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.

New King James Version
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 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.

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).

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