New International Version
"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!
King James Bible
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Darby Bible Translation
And coming to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have abundance of bread, and *I* perish here by famine.
World English Bible
But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!
Young's Literal Translation
'And having come to himself, he said, How many hirelings of my father have a superabundance of bread, and I here with hunger am perishing!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When he came to himself - A state of sin is represented in the sacred writings as a course of folly and madness; and repentance is represented as a restoration to sound sense. See this fully explained on Matthew 3:2 (note).
I perish with hunger! - Or, I perish Here. Ὡδε, here, is added by BDL, Syriac, all the Arabic and Persic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Gothic, Saxon, Vulgate, all the Itala, and several of the fathers.
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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 …
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The Prodigal's Return
I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, 'I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.'
He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen."
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