There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:…
I. A WEALTHY FAMILY. "Wore purple and fine linen every day." Probably the great magnates of the neighbourhood.
II. A LARGE FAMILY. Six brothers.
III. A FAMILY WHICH DEATH HAD VISITED. "The rich man died and was buried." Death will neither be bribed by wealth, nor wait for preparation.
IV. A FAMILY, ONE OF WHICH WAS IN HELL. Secular wealth is sometimes soul-degrading.
V. A FAMILY WHOSE SURVIVING BROTHERS WERE ALL ON THE ROAD TO RUIN.
VI. A FAMILY WHOSE DECEASED BROTHER RECOILED AT THE IDEA OF REUNION.
VII. A FAMILY WHO POSSESSED ALL THE MEANS THEY NEEDED OR WOULD EVER HAVE FOR SPIRITUAL SALVATION.
Parallel VersesKJV: There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
WEB: "Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.