Parable of the Prodigal Son Pictures

Eight Scenes from the Parable of the Prodigal Son

English Translation

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Beneath each picture (top to bottom, right to left):
Picture 1 – The prodigal son begs his father to divide his living
Picture 2 – The prodigal son bids farewell to his father and journeyed to a far country
Picture 3 – The prodigal son wasted his life with riotous living
Picture 4 – The prodigal son suffers and feeds swine
Picture 5 – The prodigal son confesses his sin to his father
Picture 6 – The father gives the prodigal son a robe
Picture 7 – The joy of celebrating the return of the prodigal son
Picture 8 – The prodigal son’s brother enraged

Right and left side of the poster: The parable of the prodigal son see Luke chapter fifteen verse eleven to the end.
Jesus said: There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. (see picture 1) Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country (see picture 2) and there squandered his wealth in wild living. (see picture 3) After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.  So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. (see picture 4) When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’  So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (see picture 5) But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. (see picture 6)  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. (see picture 7) Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 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.’ (see picture 8)

The meaning of this parable is to prove the joy in God’s heart in people’s repentance and salvation. please see Luke 14:10

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Simplified Transcription



第一图 浪子求父分家
第二图 浪子辞父远游
第三图 浪子在外妄为
第四图 浪子放猪受苦
第五图 浪子向父认罪
第六图 浪子蒙父赐衣
第七图 浪子归家之乐
第八图 浪子之兄忿怒


浪子悔改喻言 见路加福音书十五章十一至末节 耶稣说、一个人有两个儿子、小儿子对他父亲说、父亲、请你把我应当得的家产分给我、他父亲就把产业分给他们、(看第一图)过了不多多日子、小儿子就把他一切所有的、都收拾起来、往远方去了、(看第二图)在那里任意放荡、浪费家业、(看第三图)既耗尽了一切所有的、又遇着那地方大遭饥荒、他就穷苦起来、于是去投靠那地方的一个人、那人打发他到田里去放猪 他恨不得拿猪所吃的豆荚充饥、也没有人给他、(看第四图)他醒悟过来、就说、我父亲有多少的雇工、口粮有余、我倒在这里饿死么、我要起来、到我父亲那里去、向他父亲,我得罪了天、又得罪了你、从今以后、我不配再称为你的儿子、把我当作你的一个雇工罢、于是起来往他父亲那里去、相离还远、他父亲看见他、就动了慈心、跑去、抱着他的颈项、连连与他亲嘴、儿子对他说、父亲、我得罪了天、又得罪了你、从今以后、我不配称为你的(接左)儿子、(看第五图)父亲却对仆人说、把那上好的袍子快拿出来给他穿、把戒指戴在他的指头上、把鞋穿在他的脚上、(看第六图)把那肥牛犊牵来宰了、我们可以吃喝快乐、因为我这个儿子、是死了又活、失了又得的、他们就快乐起来、(看第七图)那时候大儿子正在田里、他回来离家不远、听见作乐跳舞、就叫过一个仆人来、问这是什么事、仆人说、你兄弟来了、你父亲、因为得他无灾无病的回来、把牛犊宰了、大儿子却生气、不肯进去、他父亲就出来劝他、他回答他父亲说,我服事你这多年、从来没有违背过你的命、你并没有给我一只山羊羔、叫我和我的朋友一同快乐、但你这个儿子、和娼妓、吞尽了你的产业、他一来了、你倒为他宰了肥牛犊、父亲对他说、我的儿阿、你常和我同在、我一切所有的、都是你的、只是你这个兄弟、是死了又活,失了又得的、所以我们理当欢喜快乐、(看第八图)此篇喻言大意是证明上帝喜人悔罪得救灵魂之爱心请看路加福音书十五章十节

光绪三十三年  税资国巴勒城福斯印书馆刻印 翻印必究

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