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he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich
man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted
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.
the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from
me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may
receive me into their houses.
5 So he
called every one of his lords debtors unto him, and said unto the
first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and
sit down quickly, and write fifty.
said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of
wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the
children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends
of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into
10 He 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.
therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit
to your trust the true riches?
if ye have not been faithful in that which is another mans, who shall give
you that which is your own?
13 No servant
can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or
else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all
these things: and they derided him.
15 And he said unto them, Ye
are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for
that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16 The law and the prophets were until
John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth
17 And it is easier for heaven
and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever
marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and
fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there
was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which
fell from the rich mans table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died,
and was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom: the rich man also died,
and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up
his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his
24 And he cried and 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; for I am tormented in this flame.
Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good
things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art
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
27 Then he said, I pray thee
therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my fathers house:
I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into
this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith
unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will
31 And he said unto him, If they
hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose
from the dead.
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