Luke, Chapter 16

16:1 And he said also to the disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he was wasting his goods.
16:2 And he called him, and said to him, What is this that I hear of you? Render the account of your stewardship; for you can no longer be steward.
16:3 And the steward said to himself, What shall I do, seeing that my lord takes away the stewardship from me? I don't have strength to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
16:4 I have resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
16:5 And calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much do you owe to my lord?
16:6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bond, and sit down quickly and write fifty.
16:7 Then he said to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. He says to him, Take your bond, and write eighty.
16:8 And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this age are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.
16:9 And I say to you+, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it will fail, they may receive you+ into the eternal tabernacles.
16:10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he who is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.
16:11 If therefore you+ haven't been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your+ trust the true [riches]?
16:12 And if you+ haven't been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you+ that which is your+ own?
16:13 No household slave can serve as a slave to two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to one, and despise the other. You+ can't serve as a slave to God and mammon.
16:14 And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him.
16:15 And he said to them, You+ are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knows your+ hearts: for that which is exalted among men is disgusting in the sight of God.
16:16 The law and the prophets [were] until John: from that time the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man enters violently into it.
16:17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.
16:18 Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery: and he who marries her who has been divorced from a husband commits adultery.
16:19 Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day:
16:20 and a certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21 and desiring to be fed with the [crumbs] that fell from the rich man's table; yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham's bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried.
16:23 And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24 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 in anguish in this flame.
16:25 But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted, and you are in anguish.
16:26 And besides all this, between us and you+ there is a great gulf fixed, that those who would pass from here to you+ may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.
16:27 And he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;
16:28 for I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29 But Abraham says, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31 And he said to him, If they don't hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one would rise from the dead.

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