16 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had aa steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. 3 Then the asteward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, bthey may receive me into their houses. 5 So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? 6 And he said, An hundred ||cmeasures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred ||cmeasures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. 8 And the lord commended dthe unjust asteward, because he had done wisely: for ethe children of this world are in their generation wiser than fthe children of light. 9 And I say unto you, gMake to yourselves friends of dthe ||mammon dof unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, hthey may receive you into everlasting habitations. 10 iHe that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous ||mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? 13 kNo servant can serve two masters: for either he will lhate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14 And the Pharisees also, mwho were covetous, heard all these things: and they nderided him. 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which ojustify yourselves before men; but pGod knoweth your hearts: for qthat which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16 rThe law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and severy man presseth into it. 17 tAnd it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 18 uWhosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in wpurple and xfine linen, and yfared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named zLazarus, which was alaid at his bgate, full of sores, 21 And cdesiring to be fed with dthe crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by ethe angels into Abraham’s fbosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in ghell hhe lift up his eyes, being in itorments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in fhis bosom. 24 And he cried and said, kFather Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool lmy tongue; for I mam tormented in this lflame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, nremember that thou in thy lifetime oreceivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is ocomforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may ptestify unto them, lest they also come into this place of itorment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have qMoses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, kfather Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, rIf they hear not qMoses and the prophets, sneither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
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