Luke 16

1 Now he also said to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward, and he was indicted by him as one squandering his possessions. 2 And having summoned him, he said to him, What is this that I am hearing concerning you? Give me the account of your, your* stewardship; for* you are not able to be a steward any longer.

3 But the steward said in himself, What should I do, because my lord is taking away the stewardship from me? I am not strong, enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. 4 I know what I should do, in order that whenever I am removed from the stewardship, they may accept me into their houses. 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?

6 Now he said, A hundred eight, gallon containers of oil.

And he said to him, Accept your, your*
contract {Greek: writings} and when* you have sat down, quickly write fifty.

7 Thereafter, he said to a different one, and how much do you owe?

Now he said, A hundred twelve, bushel containers of grain.

But he says to him, Accept your, your*
contract {Greek: writings} and write eighty.

8 And his lord praised the steward of unrighteousness because he had done prudently, because the sons of this world are more prudent to their own generation; even beyond the sons of the light.

9 And I say to you*, Make* friends for yourselves out of the money of unrighteousness; in order that, whenever it fails, they may accept you* into the everlasting tabernacles. 10 The faithful in the least matters is also faithful in much, and the unrighteous in the least matters is also unrighteous in much. 11 Therefore, if you* have not become faithful in the unrighteous money, who will be entrusting the true riches to you*? 12 And if you* have not become faithful in what is another' s, who will be giving you* what is yours*? 13 No domestic servant is able to serve* two lords; for* either he will hate the one and love* the other; for* either he will hold to one and despise the other. You* are not able to serve* God and money.

14 Now the Pharisees, who are* money, lovers, were also hearing all these things, and they were ridiculing him. 15 And he said to them, You* are those who are making yourselves righteous in the sight of men, but God knows your, your* hearts, because what is exalted among men is an abomination in God' s sight.

16 The law and the prophets were until John; from that time the good, news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone violently, enters into it. 17 But it is easier for the heaven and the earth to pass away, than for one serif of the law to fall short. 18 Everyone who divorces his wife and marries a different one is committing adultery, and everyone who marries the one who has been divorced from a husband, is committing adultery.



{Mt 5: 32, 19: 9}

19 Now there was a certain rich man and he was clothing himself in purple and fine, linen, having been radiantly joyous daily. 20 Now there was a certain poor man, Lazarus by name, who had been put at his gate, having been full of sores, 21 and desiring to be fed from the falling crumbs of the rich man' s table. But even the dogs, coming to him, were licking his sores. 22 Now it happened, that the poor man died and that he was carried away by the messengers into Abraham' s bosom, and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 And in Hades, he lifted up his eyes, being* in torments, and he sees Abraham from afar, and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And having shouted, he said, Father Abraham, show, mercy to me, and send Lazarus in order that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and may cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this flame.

25 But Abraham said, Child, remember that you received your, your* good things in your, your* life and Lazarus likewise evil things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. 26 And upon all things, a great chasm is established between us and you*, *that those who wish to cross over from here to you* may not be able, nor may they ferry over from there to us. 27 But he said, Therefore father, I am requesting him in order that you should send him to my father' s house; 28 for* I have five brethren; *that he may thoroughly testify to them, in order that they may not even come into this place of torment.

29 But Abraham says to him, They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them. 30 But he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone travels to them from the dead, they will be repenting.

31 But he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if someone rises* up from the dead.



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