Luke 15:18
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New International Version
I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

King James Bible
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

Darby Bible Translation
I will rise up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee;

World English Bible
I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight.

Young's Literal Translation
having risen, I will go on unto my father, and will say to him, Father, I did sin -- to the heaven, and before thee,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Against heaven - Εις τον ουρανον; that is, against God. The Jews often make use of this periphrasis in order to avoid mentioning the name of God, which they have ever treated with the utmost reverence. But some contend that it should be translated, even unto heaven; a Hebraism for, I have sinned exceedingly - beyond all description.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

will arise.

1 Kings 20:30,31 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell on twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left...

2 Kings 7:3,4 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die...

2 Chronicles 33:12,13,19 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers...

Psalm 32:5 I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD...

Psalm 116:3-7 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow...

Jeremiah 31:6-9 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen on the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise you, and let us go up to Zion to the LORD our God...

Jeremiah 50:4,5 In those days, and in that time, said the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together...

Lamentations 3:18-22,29,40 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD...

Hosea 2:6,7 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths...

Hosea 14:1-3 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity...

Jonah 2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.

Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Father.

Luke 11:2 And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done...

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: you, O LORD, are our father...

Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said...

Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still...

Matthew 6:9,14 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name...

Matthew 7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children...

I have.

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying...

Leviticus 26:40,41 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me...

1 Kings 8:47,48 Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land where they were carried captives, and repent...

Job 33:27,28 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not...

Job 36:8-10 And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction...

Psalm 25:11 For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.

Psalm 32:3-5 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long...

Psalm 51:3-5 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me...

Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beat him with the rod, he shall not die.

Matthew 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us...

against.

Luke 15:21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.

Daniel 4:26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; your kingdom shall be sure to you...

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
Hosea 2:7
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.'

Luke 15:17
"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!

Luke 15:19
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.'

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