|THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON (LUKE 15:11-32)
|Luke 15:11 - And he said, A certain man had two sons:
|Luke 15:12 - 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.
|Luke 15:13 - 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.
|Luke 15:14 - And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
|Luke 15:15 - And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
|Luke 15:16 - And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
|Luke 15:17 - 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!
|Luke 15:18 - I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
|Luke 15:19 - And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
|Luke 15:20 - And he arose, and came to his father. But 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.
|Luke 15:21 - And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
|Luke 15:22 - But 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:
|Luke 15:23 - And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
|Luke 15:24 - For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
|Luke 15:25 - Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
|Luke 15:26 - And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
|Luke 15:27 - 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.
|Luke 15:28 - And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
|Luke 15:29 - And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
|Luke 15:30 - But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlot, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
|Luke 15:31 - And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
|Luke 15:32 - It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.