Luke 15:15
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New International Version
So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.

King James Bible
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Darby Bible Translation
And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

World English Bible
He went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

Young's Literal Translation
and having gone on, he joined himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him to the fields to feed swine,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To feed swine - The basest and vilest of all employments; and, to a Jew, peculiarly degrading. Shame, contempt, and distress are wedded to sin, and can never be divorced. No character could be meaner in the sight of a Jew than that of a swineherd: and Herodotus informs us, that in Egypt they were not permitted to mingle with civil society, nor to appear in the worship of the gods, nor would the very dregs of the people have any matrimonial connections with them. Herod. lib. ii. cap. 47.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he went.

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

Isaiah 1:5,9,10-13 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint...

Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth...

Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them...

Jeremiah 8:4-6 Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return...

Jeremiah 31:18,19 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...

2 Timothy 2:25,26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...

Revelation 2:21,22 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not...

to feed.

Luke 8:32-34 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they sought him that he would suffer them to enter into them...

Ezekiel 16:52,63 You also, which have judged your sisters, bear your own shame for your sins that you have committed more abominable than they...

Nahum 3:6 And I will cast abominable filth on you, and make you vile, and will set you as a spectacle.

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways...

Romans 1:24-26 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves...

Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

Ephesians 2:2,3 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind...

Ephesians 5:11,12 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them...

Colossians 3:5-7 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

Library
June 10 Morning
The younger son took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.--LUKE 15:13. Such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.--We . . . were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Prodigal and his Father
'And He said, A certain man had two sons: 12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

An Appeal to Sinners
Yours in much affection, C. H. S. "This man receiveth sinners."--Luke 15:2. IT WAS A SINGULAR GROUP which had gathered round our Saviour, when these words were uttered; for we are told by the evangelist--"Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him." The publicans--the very lowest grade, the public oppressors, scorned and hated by the meanest Jew--these, together with the worst of characters, the scum of the streets and the very riff-raff of the society of Jerusalem, came
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Prodigal's Return
"When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." First, I shall notice the position intended in the words, "a great way off ;" secondly, I shall notice the peculiar troubles which agitate the minds of those, who are in this condition; and then, thirdly, I shall endeavor to teach the great loving-kindness of our own adorable God, inasmuch as when we are "a great way off," he runs to us, and embraces us in the arms of his love.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Cross References
Matthew 7:6
"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Luke 15:14
After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 15:16
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

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