Luke: Chapter 15

The Gospel According to Luke. The 15th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
15:1 And publicans and sinful men were nighing to him, to hear him. Then resorted unto him all the publicans and sinners, for to hear him. Then resorted unto him all the Publicans, and sinners, to hear him. Then drew near unto him all the Publicans and sinners, for to hear him.
15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes grutched, saying, For this man receiveth sinful men, and eateth with them. And the pharises, and scribes grudged saying: He received to his company sinners, and eateth with them. Therefore the Pharises and scribes murmured, saying, He receiveth sinners, & eateth with them. And the Pharises and Scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
15:3 And he spake to them this parable, saying, Then put he forth this similitude to them saying: Then spake he this parable to them, saying, And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
15:4 What man of you that hath an hundred sheep, and if he shall lose one of them, whether he leave not ninety and nine in desert, and goeth to it that perished, till he find it? What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them doth not leave ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after him which is lost, until he find him? What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave ninety and nine in the wilderness, & go after that which is lost, until he find it? What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
15:5 And when he hath found it, he joying putteth on his shoulders; And when he had found him, he putteth him on his shoulders with joy: And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders with joy. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6 and he coming home calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, Glad ye with me, for I have found my sheep, which had perished. And as soon as he cometh home he calleth together his lovers, and neighbours saying unto them: rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me: for I have found my sheep, which was lost. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends, and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 And I say to you, so joy shall be in heaven on one sinful man doing penance, more than of ninety and nine just, that have no need of penance. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven for one sinner that converteth, more than for ninety and nine just men, which need none amendment of life. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
15:8 Either what woman having ten drachmas, and if she shall lose one drachma, whether she lighteth not a lantern, and turneth upside-down the house, and seeketh diligently, till that she find it? Other what woman having ten groats, if she lose one, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently, till she find it? Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, & sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
15:9 And when she hath found, she calleth together friends and neighbours, saying, Glad ye with me, for I have found the drachma, which I had lost. And when she hath found it she calleth her lovers, and her neighbours saying: Rejoice with me, for I have found the groat which I had lost. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends, and neighbours, saying, Rejoice with me: for I have found the piece which I had lost. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost.
15:10 So I say to you, joy shall be before the angels of God upon one sinful man doing penance. Likewise I say unto you, joy shall be in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Likewise I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the Angels of God, for one sinner that converteth. Likewise I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the Angels of God, over one sinner that repenteth.
15:11 And he said, Some man had two sons; And he said: a certain man had two sons, He said moreover, A certain man had two sons. And he said, A certain man had two sons:
15:12 and the younger said to his father, Father, give me the portion of substance that falleth me. And he parted to them the substance. and the younger of them said to his father: father give me my part of the goods that to me belongeth. And he divided unto them his substance. 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. 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.
15:13 And not after many days, when all things were gathered together, the younger son went forth in pilgrimage into a far country; and there he wasted his substance in living lecherously. And not long after, the younger son gathered all that he had together, and took his journey into a far country, and there he wasted his goods with riotous living. So not long 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. 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.
15:14 And after that he had ended all things, a strong hunger was made in that country, and he began to have need. And when he had spent all that he had, there rose a great dearth throughout all that same land. And he began to lack. Now when he had spent all, there arose a great dearth throughout that land, and he began to be in necessity. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land, and he began to be in want.
15:15 And he went, and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his town, to feed swine. And he went, and clave to a citizen of that same country: which sent him to the field, to keep his swine. Then he went and clave to a citizen of that country, and he sent him to his farm, to feed swine. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
15:16 And he coveted to fill his womb of the pods that the hogs ate, and no man gave to him. And he would fain have filled his belly with the cods, that the swine ate: and no man gave him. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks, that the swine ate: but no man gave them him. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: & no man gave unto him.
15:17 And he turned again to himself, and said, How many hired men in my father’s house have plenty of loaves; forsooth I perish here in hunger. Then he remembered himself and said: how many hired servants at my father’s have bread enough, and I die for hunger. Then he came to himself, and said, How many hired servants at my father’s have bread enough, and I die for hunger? 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?
15:18 I shall rise up, and go to my father, and I shall say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee; I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him: father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: I will rise and go to my father, and say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee.
15:19 and now I am not worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thine hired men. now am I not worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired servants. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
15:20 And he rose up, and came to his father. And when he was yet afar, his father saw him, and was stirred by mercy. And he ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And he arose, and came to his father. When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion on him, and ran unto him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 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 & fell on his neck, and kissed him. 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.
15:21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee; and now I am not worthy to be called thy son. And the son said unto him: father I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, neither am I worthy henceforth to be called thy son. 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. 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.
15:22 And the father said to his servants, Swiftly bring ye forth the first stole, and clothe him, and give ye a ring in his hand, and shoes on his feet; Then said the father to his servants: bring forth that best garment, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 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, 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.
15:23 and bring ye a fat calf, and slay ye, and eat we, and make we feast. And bring hither that fatted calf, and kill him, and let us eat and be merry: And bring the fat calf, and kill him, and let us eat, and be merry. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat and be merry.
15:24 For this my son was dead, and hath lived again; he perished, and is found. And all began for to eat gladly. for this my son was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is now found. And they began to make good cheer. For this my son was dead, and is alive again: and he was lost, but he is found. And they began to be merry. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, & is found. And they began to be merry.
15:25 But his elder son was in the field; and when he came, and nighed to the house, he heard a symphony and a crowd. The elder brother was in the field, and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard minstrelsy, and dancing, Now the Elder brother was in the field, and when he came and drew near to the house, he heard melody, and dancing, Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick & dancing,
15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked, what these things were. and called one of his servants, and asked what those things meant. And called one of his servants, & asked what those things meant. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
15:27 And he said to him, Thy brother is come, and thy father hath slain a fat calf, for he received him safe. He said unto him: thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 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. 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.
15:28 And he was wroth, and would not come in. Therefore his father went out, and began to pray him. And he was angry, and would not go in. Then came his father out, and entreated him, Then he was angry, & would not go in: therefore came his father out and entreated him. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
15:29 And he answering to his father, said, Lo! so many years I serve to thee, and I never passed over thy commandment; and thou never hast given to me a kid, that I should eat largely with my friends. he answered and said to his father: Lo these many years have I done thee service, neither brake at any time thy commandment, and yet gavest thou me never so much as a kid to make merry with my lovers: But he answered & said to his father, Lo these many years have I done thee service, neither brake I at any time thy commandment, & yet thou never gavest me a kid that I might make merry with my friends. 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:
15:30 But after that this thy son, which devoured his substance with whores, came, thou hast slain to him a fatted calf. but as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy goods with harlots, thou hast for his pleasure killed the fatted calf. But when this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy goods with harlots, thou hast for his sake killed the fat calf. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
15:31 And he said to him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all my things be thine. And he said unto him: Son, thou wast ever with me, and all that I have is thine: And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have, is thine. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
15:32 But it behooved to make feast, and to have joy; for this thy brother was dead, and liveth again; he perished, and is found. 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. It was meet that we should make merry, & be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again: and he was lost, but he is found. 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.
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