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.’"
‘But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’"
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!’"
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!'"
But it was right to be glad and to have a feast; for this your brother, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away and has come back.
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.’"
‘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.’"
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn Or “necessary.”
2 sn By referring to him as your brother, the father reminded the older brother that the younger brother was part of the family.
3 sn The theme he was lost and is found is repeated from v. 24. The conclusion is open-ended. The reader is left to ponder with the older son (who pictures the scribes and Pharisees) what the response will be. The parable does not reveal the ultimate response of the older brother. Jesus argued that sinners should be pursued and received back warmly when they returned.