- 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.