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The Story of the Prodigal Son
by Melineze Hite
02/09/11
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"The Story of the Prodigal Son"
( an adaptation taken from Luke 15:11-32 of the New Testament of The Holy Bible )
by Melineze Logan Hite


Jesus speaks to the sinners, his disciples, the publicans, the scribes, and the Pharisees.

Jesus said, "A certain man had two sons."

The younger said to his father, "Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me."

Jesus continued, " And the father divided unto them his living. Not many days after the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country, there wasted his substance with riotous living. When he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land, and he began to be in want. He went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. He would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat, and no man gave unto him."

When he came to himself, he realized and said, "How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father and will confess unto him that I have sinned against heaven and before him and that I am no more worthy to be called his son. I will beg him to make me one of his hired servants."

The young man arose and went to his father.
When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

The son confessed to his father, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and I am no more worthy to be called your son."

The father commanded his servants, "Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, put a ring on his hand, and put shoes on his feet. Bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it! Let us eat, and be merry! My son was dead and is alive again! He was lost, and he is now found!"

They began to be merry. The elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew closer to the house, he heard music and dancing.

He called one of the servants and asked, "What do these things mean?"

The servant replied, "Thy brother is come, and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound."

However, he was angry! He would not go in! His father came out and begged him to come inside the house.

The elder son complains to his father, "For these many years that I have served thee, I have not transgressed at any time your commandment! Yet, thou has never given me a fatted calf that I might make merry with my friends! But as soon as this thy son was come, who has devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf!"

The father speaks convincingly and tenderly to his eldest son, "Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine! It is right that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead! But he is now alive! He was lost! Now, he is found!"

The End


(Luke 15:11-32)
11And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12And 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.

13And 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.

14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

17And 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!

18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

20And 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.

21And 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.

22But 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:

23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.

26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.

28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

29And 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:

30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

32It 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.

Amen


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