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.
32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "
32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.'"
32 but this is a wonderful time, and we had to celebrate. This brother of yours was dead, and he's alive! He was lost, and he's found!'"
32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.' "
32 We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!'"
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 15:32
Commentary on Luke 15:25-32
(Read Luke 15:25-32)
In the latter part of this parable we have the character of the Pharisees, though not of them alone. It sets forth the kindness of the Lord, and the proud manner in which his gracious kindness is often received. The Jews, in general, showed the same spirit towards the converted Gentiles; and numbers in every age object to the gospel and its preachers, on the same ground. What must that temper be, which stirs up a man to despise and abhor those for whom the Saviour shed his precious blood, who are objects of the Father's choice, and temples of the Holy Ghost! This springs from pride, self-preference, and ignorance of a man's own heart. The mercy and grace of our God in Christ, shine almost as bright in his tender and gentle bearing with peevish saints, as his receiving prodigal sinners upon their repentance. It is the unspeakable happiness of all the children of God, who keep close to their Father's house, that they are, and shall be ever with him. Happy will it be for those who thankfully accept Christ's invitation.