Luke 16

And He also spoke to His disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and he was slandered to him as wasting his goods. And having called him, he said to him, What is this which I hear concerning thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou art not able to be steward any longer. And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, because my lord takes away my stewardship from me? I am not able to dig; I am ashamed to beg. I know what I shall do, in order that when I am deposed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. And calling each one of the debtors of his lord, he said to the first, How much do you owe my lord? And he said; A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your accounts, and sitting down quickly write fifty. Then he said to another one, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. He says to him, Take your account, and write fourscore. And the lord praised the steward of unrighteousness because he acted shrewdly: because the sons of this age are wiser in their generation than the sons of the light. And I say unto you, Make unto yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, in order that, when it may fail, they may receive you into eternal tabernacles. 10 He that is faithful in the least is also faithful in much: and he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous in much. 11 If therefore you were not faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will intrust to you the true? 12 If you were not faithful in the interest of another, who will give you your own? 13 No servant is able to serve two masters: for he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will cleave to the one, and despise the other. You are not able to serve God and mammon. 14 And the Pharisees, being avaricious, were hearing all these things, and murmuring against Him. 15 And He said to them, Ye are those who justify yourselves before the people; but God knows your hearts: because that which is exalted among the people is abomination in the sight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every one presses into it. 17 And it is easier that heaven and earth pass away, than one tittle fall from the law. 18 Every one sending away his wife, and marrying another, commits adultery; and the one marrying her who has been sent away by her husband commits adultery. 19 There was a certain rich man, and he was habitually clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day. 20 But a certain beggar, Lazarus by name, was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 and desiring to be fed by the crumbs falling from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming continued to lick his sores. 22 And it came to pass that the beggar died, and himself was carried by the angels into the bosom of Abraham: and the rich man also died, and was buried. 23 And in Hades lifted up his eyes, being in torment, sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he calling said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, because I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Child, remember that you received your good things in your life, and Lazarus likewise evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. 26 And in addition to all these things, there is a great gulf fixed between us and you, in order that those wishing to go hence to you may not be able, neither can they come thence to us. 27 And he said, Moreover I intreat you, father, that you may send him to the house of my father: 28 for I have five brothers; in order that he may testify to them, that they may not also come to this place of the torment. 29 But Abraham says, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 But he said, No, father Abraham: but if one may go to them from the dead, they will repent. 31 But he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if one may rise from the dead.
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