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Luke 15:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and bring the fatted calf, [and] kill it, and let us eat, and make merry:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And be bringing the fatted calf, sacrifice! and let us eat and make merry:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and having brought the fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten, we may be merry,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat and make merry:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And bring hither the fatted calfe, and kill it, and let vs eate and be merrie.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— and bring, kill the calf that is fat, and let us eat and be glad;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And bring forth and slay the fatted bullock; and let us eat, and be merry.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
bring hither 5342
{5342} Prime
φέρω
phero
{fer'-o}
A primary verb (for which other and apparently not cognate ones are used in certain tenses only; namely οἴω [[oio]], {oy'-o}; and ἐνέγκω [[enegko]], {en-eng'-ko}); to 'bear' or carry (in a very wide application, literally and figuratively.
z5660
<5660> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 714
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
fatted 4618
{4618} Prime
σιτευτός
siteutos
{sit-yoo-ros'}
From a derivative of G4621; grain fed, that is, fattened.
calf, 3448
{3448} Prime
μόσχος
moschos
{mos'-khos}
Probably strengthened for ὄσχος [[oschos]] (a shoot); a young bullock.
and kill 2380
{2380} Prime
θύω
thuo
{thoo'-o}
A primary verb; properly to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), that is, (by implication) to sacrifice (properly by fire, but generally); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose).
z5657
<5657> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 376
[it]; and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
let us eat, 5315
{5315} Prime
φάγω
phago
{fag'-o}
A primary verb (used as an alternate of G2068 in certain tenses); to eat (literally or figuratively).
z5631
<5631> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 889
and be merry: 2165
{2165} Prime
εὐφραίνω
euphraino
{yoo-frah'-ee-no}
From G2095 and G5424; to put (middle voice or passive voice be) in a good frame of mind, that is, rejoice.
z5686
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 15:23

_ _ the fatted calf — kept for festive occasions.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 15:11-32.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 15:23

Let us be merry — Both here, and wherever else this word occurs, whether in the Old or New Testament, it implies nothing of levity, but a solid, serious, religious, heartfelt joy: indeed this was the ordinary meaning of the word two hundred years ago, when our translation was made.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the fatted:

Genesis 18:7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave [it] unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Proverbs 9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
Isaiah 65:13-14 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: ... Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
Matthew 22:2-14 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, ... For many are called, but few [are] chosen.
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Gn 18:7. Ps 63:5. Pv 9:2. Is 25:6; 65:13. Mt 22:2.

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