Luke 15:21

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no more worthy to be called your son.
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned, &c. He desires, says the Interlinear, that to be done by grace, which he acknowledges himself to be unworthy of by any merit of his own. (See above on ver18.) He omits to say, "make me as one of thy hired servants," either because his father, out of love and joy, had cut short his confession, by bidding the attendants "bring forth the best robe," or because his father"s embrace and kiss had encouraged him to hope that again he might be acknowledged as a son. "He does not add," says S. Augustine (Lib. ii. Quæst. Evang. q33), "what he had before determined to say, for after the kiss of his father he most nobly disdained to become a hireling." Titus , however, is of opinion that the words were actually uttered, although S. Luke , has not recorded them.

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
This son, when he repented, and returned to his father, and said, "I have sinned against Heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son; "

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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