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The Parable of the Prodigal and His Brother


Luke 15:11-31

11 He said moreover, A certain man had two sons.

12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of the goods that falleth to me. So he divided unto them his substance.

13 So not many days after, when the younger son had gathered all together, he took his journey into a far country, and there he wasted his goods with riotous living.

14 Now when he had spent all, there arose a great dearth throughout that land, and he began to be in necessity.

15 Then he went and clave to a citizen of that country, and he sent him to his farm, to feed swine.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine ate, but no man gave them him.

17 Then he came to himself, and said, How many hired servants at my father's have bread enough, and I die for hunger?

18 I will rise and go to my father, and say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants.

20 So he arose and came to his father, and 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.

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22 Then the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

23 And bring the fat calf, and kill him, and let us eat, and be merry;

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; and he was lost, but he is found. And they began to be merry.

25 Now the elder brother was in the field, and when he came and drew near to the house, he heard melody, and dancing,

26 And called one of his servants, and asked what those things meant.


27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

28 Then he was angry, and would not go in, therefore came his father out and entreated him.

29 But he answered, and said to his father, Lo, these many years have I done thee service, neither brake I at anytime thy commandment, and yet thou never gavest me a kid that I might make merry with my friends.

30 But when this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy good with harlots, thou hast for his sake killed the fatted calf.

31 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, and he was lost, but he is found.


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