"The younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.' So he divided his wealth between them. (Luke 15:12)

"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. (Luke 15:13)

"Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. (Luke 15:14)

"So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (Luke 15:15)

"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. (Luke 15:16)

"But when he came to his senses, he said, `How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! (Luke 15:17)


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