New Defender's Study Bible Notes
15:16 no man gave. It is important to note that the father, as much as he loved his son, did not send money or other assistance to his son while he was in the alien land. He could not rightly do anything to enable him to remain longer in his profligate life style. His son must first “come to himself” and be willing to return home on his own. In the meantime, he would pray for him and watch for him.