- And he said also unto the disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward;
and the same was accused unto him that he was wasting his goods.
- And he called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear of thee?
render the account of thy stewardship;
for thou canst be no longer steward.
- And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, seeing that my lord taketh away the stewardship from me?
I have not strength to dig;
to beg I am ashamed.
- I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
- And calling to him each one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
- And he said, A hundred measures of oil.
And he said unto him, Take thy bond, and sit down quickly and write fifty.
- Then said he to another, And how much owest thou?
And he said, A hundred measures of wheat.
He saith unto him, Take thy bond, and write fourscore.
- And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.
- And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness;
that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.
- He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.
- If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
- And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?
- No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
- And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things;
and they scoffed at him.
- And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men;
but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
- The law and the prophets [were] until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man entereth violently into it.
- But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.
- Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth one that is put away from a husband committeth adultery.
- Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day:
- and a certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of sores,
- and desiring to be fed with the [crumbs] that fell from the rich man’s table;
yea, even the dogs come and licked his sores.
- 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.
- And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
- 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.
- But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted and thou art in anguish.
- And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from thence to us.
- And he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house;
- for I have five brethren;
that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
- But Abraham saith, They have Moses and the prophets;
let them hear them.
- And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.
- And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.