New American Standard Bible
"Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.
King James Bible
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
Darby Bible Translation
But when he had spent all there arose a violent famine throughout that country, and he began to be in want.
World English Bible
When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.
Young's Literal Translation
and he having spent all, there came a mighty famine on that country, and himself began to be in want;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A mighty famine - Famines were common in Eastern nations. They were caused by the failure of the crops - by a want of timely rains, a genial sun, or sometimes by the prevalence of the plague or of the pestilence, which swept off numbers of the inhabitants. In this case it is very naturally connected with the luxury, the indolence, and the dissipation of the people in that land,
LibraryThe Humanity of God
ST. LUKE xv. 7. 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. There are three parables in this chapter: all agree in one quality-- in their humanity. God shows us in them that there is something in his character which is like the best and simplest parts of our characters. God himself likens himself to men, that men may understand him and love him. Why there should be more joy over the …
Charles Kingsley—Discipline and Other Sermons
'That which was Lost'
Nor Let us Allege that we are Justly Rendered Timid by a Consciousness of Sin...
Privilege and Experience
The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.
"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
"So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
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