1 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and he was accused to him as wasting his goods.
2 And calling him, he said to him, Why hear I this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship, for thou canst be no longer steward.
3 And the steward said in himself, What shall I do? For my lord taketh away the stewardship from me. I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed.
4 I know what to do, that when I am removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5 So having called to him every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou to my lord?
6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. He said to him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.
7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? He said, An hundred measures of wheat. He saith, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely; for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.
9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10 He that is faithful in the least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will intrust you with the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been fauthful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or he will cleave to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.
14 And the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard these things, and they derided him.
15 And he said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men: but God knoweth your hearts: And that which is highly esteemed among men, is an abomination before God.
16 The law and the Prophets were until John: from that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man forceth into it.
17 Yet it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than for one tittle of the law to fail.
18 Whosoever putteth away his wife and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband, committeth adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted splendidly every day.
20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores;
21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table: yea, the dogs also came and licked his sores.
22 And the beggar died and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died and was buried:
23 And in hell lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he seeth Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember, that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And besides all this, between us and you, there is a great gulph fixed; so that they who would pass from us to you, cannot, neither can they pass to us that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee, therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded tho' one rose from the dead.