Luke Chapter 16
1 And he said also unto his disciplesThere was a certain richmanwhich had a stewardand the same was accused unto himthat he had wasted his goods.
2 And he called himand said unto himHow is it that I hearthis of theegive an account of thy stewardshipfor thoumayest be no longer steward.
3 Then the steward said within himselfWhat shall I dofor mylord taketh away from me the stewardshipI cannot digto begI am ashamed.
4 I am resolved what to dothatwhen I am put out of thestewardshipthey may receive me into their houses.
5 So he called every one of his lord s debtors unto himandsaid unto the firstHow much owest thou unto my lord
6 And he saidAn hundred measures of oil. And he said unto himTake thy billand sit down quicklyand write fifty.
7 Then said he to anotherAnd how much owest thouAnd he saidAn hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto himTake thybilland write fourscore.
8 And the lord commended the unjust stewardbecause he had donewiselyfor the children of this world are in their generationwiser than the children of light.
9 And I say unto youMake to yourselves friends of the mammonof unrighteousnessthatwhen ye failthey may receive youinto everlasting habitations.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also inmuchand he that is unjust in the least is unjust also inmuch.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteousmammonwho will commit to your trust the true riches
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is anotherman swho shall give you that which is your own
13 No servant can serve two mastersfor either he will hate theoneand love the otheror else he will hold to the oneanddespise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14 And the Pharisees alsowho were covetousheard all thesethingsand they derided him.
15 And he said unto themYe are they which justify yourselvesbefore menbut God knoweth your heartsfor that which ishighly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16 The law and the prophets were until Johnsince that time thekingdom of God is preachedand every man presseth into it.
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to passthan one tittleof the law to fail.
18 Whosoever putteth away his wifeand marrieth another committeth adulteryand whosoever marrieth her that is putaway from her husband committeth adultery.
19 There was a certain rich manwhich was clothed in purple andfine linenand fared sumptuously every day
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazaruswhich was laidat his gatefull of sores
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from therich man s tablemoreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to passthat the beggar diedand was carried bythe angels into Abraham s bosomthe rich man also diedandwas buried
23 And in hell he lift up his eyesbeing in tormentsand seethAbraham afar offand Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and saidFather Abrahamhave mercy on meandsend Lazarusthat he may dip the tip of his finger in waterand cool my tonguefor I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham saidSonremember that thou in thy lifetimereceivedst thy good thingsand likewise Lazarus evil thingsbut now he is comfortedand thou art tormented.
26 And beside all thisbetween us and you there is a great gulffixedso that they which would pass from hence to you cannotneither can they pass to usthat would come from thence.
27 Then he saidI pray thee thereforefatherthat thouwouldest send him to my father s house
28 For I have five brethrenthat he may testify unto themlestthey also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto himThey have Moses and the prophetsletthem hear them.
30 And he saidNayfather Abrahambut if one went unto themfrom the deadthey will repent.
31 And he said unto himIf they hear not Moses and the prophetsneither will they be persuadedthough one rose from the dead.