New Living Translation
And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast,
King James Bible
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
Darby Bible Translation
and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:
World English Bible
Bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat, and celebrate;
Young's Literal Translation
and having brought the fatted calf, kill it, and having eaten, we may be merry,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
15:23 Let us be merry - Both here, and wherever else this word occurs, whether in the Old or New Testament, it implies nothing of levity, but a solid, serious, religious, heartfelt joy: indeed this was the ordinary meaning of the word two hundred years ago, when our translation was made.
LibraryThe Prodigal and his Brother.
Preached February 21, 1853. THE PRODIGAL AND HIS BROTHER. "And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found."--Luke xv. 31, 32. There are two classes of sins. There are some sins by which man crushes, wounds, malevolently injures his brother man: those sins which speak of a bad, tyrannical, and selfish heart. Christ met those with denunciation. …
Frederick W. Robertson—Sermons Preached at Brighton
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1 Samuel 28:24
The woman had been fattening a calf, so she hurried out and killed it. She took some flour, kneaded it into dough and baked unleavened bread.
A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.
"But his father said to the servants, 'Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet.
for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.' So the party began.
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