And he sayde also vnto his disciples.
There was a certayne riche man, which had a stewarde, and the same was accused vnto hym that he had wasted his goodes.
And he called hym, and sayde vnto hym: Howe is it, that I heare this of thee?
Geue accomptes of thy stewardeshyppe, for thou mayest be no longer stewarde.
The stewarde sayde within hymselfe: What shall I do, for my maister taketh away from me the stewardshyppe?
I can not digge, & to begge I am ashamed.
I wote what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardshippe, they may receaue me into their houses.
So, whe he had called all his maisters detters together, he sayde vnto the first: Howe muche owest thou vnto my maister?
And he sayde, an hundreth measures of oyle.
And he sayde vnto hym: Take thy byll, and syt downe quickely, and write fiftie.
Then sayde he to another: Howe much owest thou?
And he sayde, an hundreth measures of wheate.
He sayde vnto hym: Take thy byll, and write fourescore.
And the Lord commended the vniuste stewarde, because he had done wisely.
For the chyldren of this worlde are in their nation, wiser then the chyldren of lyght.
And I saye vnto you, make you friends of the vnrighteous Mammo, that when ye shall haue neede, they may receaue you into euerlastyng habitations.
He that is faythfull in that which is least, is faythfull also in much.
And he that is vnrighteous in the least, is vnrighteous also in much.
So then, yf ye haue not ben faythfull in the vnryghteous Mammon, who shall trust you in the true treasure?
And yf ye haue not ben faythfull in another mans businesse, who shall geue you that which is your owne?
No man can serue two maisters: For either he shall hate the one, and loue the other: or els, he shall leane to the one, and despise the other.
Ye can not serue God, and Mammon.
All these thynges heard the pharisees also, which were couetous, and they mocked hym.
And he sayde vnto them, Ye are they which iustifie your selues before men: but God knoweth your heartes.
For that which is hyghly esteemed among men, is abhominable in the syght of God.
The lawe & the prophetes [raigned] vntyll Iohn, and sence that tyme, the kyngdome of God is preached, & euery man stryueth to go in.
Easyer is it for heauen and earth to perishe, the one title of the lawe to faile.
Whosoeuer forsaketh his wyfe, and marieth another, committeth adulterie.
And he that maryeth her that is deuorced from her husbande, committeth adulterie [also.]
Ther was a certaine riche man, whiche was clothed in purple & fine whyte, and fared very deliciously euery day.
And there was a certayne begger, named Lazarus, which was layde at his gate full of sores:
And desiring to be refresshed with the crumbes which fell from ye riche mans boorde [And no man gaue vnto hym]: but the dogges came and licked his sores.
And it came to passe, that the begger dyed, and was caryed by the Angels into Abrahams bosome.
The riche man also dyed, and was buryed.
And beyng in hell in tormentes, he lyft vp his eyes, and sawe Abraham a farre of, and Lazarus in his bosome,
And he cryed and sayde: father Abraham, haue mercie on me, and sende Lazarus that he may dippe the tippe of his fynger in water, and coole my tongue: for I am tormented in this flambe.
But Abraham sayde: Sonne, remember that thou in thy lyfe tyme, receauedst thy pleasure, and lykewyse Lazarus paynes: But nowe is he comforted, and thou art tormented.
Beyonde all this, betweene vs & you there is a great gulfe set, so that they which woulde go from hence to you, can not, neither may come from thence to vs.
Then he sayde: I pray thee therfore father, sende hym to my fathers house.
For I haue fyue brethren, that he may witnesse vnto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham sayde vnto hym: they haue Moyses and the prophetes, let them heare them.
And he sayde, nay father Abraham: but yf one come vnto them from the dead, they wyll repent.
He sayde vnto hym: If they heare not Moyses & the prophetes, neither wyll they beleue, though one rose from death agayne.