16 And he went on to say unto his disciples also—There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and the same was accused to him as squandering his goods.
2 And accosting him he said unto him—What is this I hear of thee? Render the account of thy stewardship, for thou canst no longer be steward.
3 And the steward said within himself—What shall I do, because my lord taketh away the stewardship from me? Dig I cannot: to beg I am ashamed.
4 I know what I will do, that when I am removed out of the stewardship they may welcome me into their own houses.
5 And calling unto him each one of the debtors of his own lord he was saying unto the first,—How much owest thou my lord?
6 And he said—A hundred baths of oil. And he said unto him—Kindly take thine accounts, and sitting down make haste and write—Fifty!
7 After that unto another he said—And how much owest thou? And he said—A hundred homers of wheat. He saith unto him—Kindly take thine accounts, and write—Eighty!
8 And the lord praised the unrighteous steward, in that with forethought he acted:—Because the sons of this age have more forethought than the sons of light respecting their own generation.
9 And I unto you say—For yourselves make ye friends with the unjust Riches, in order that as soon as it shall fail they may welcome you into the age-abiding tents.
10 The faithful in least in much also is faithful, And he that in least is unrighteous in much also is unrighteous.
11 If therefore in the unjust Riches ye proved unfaithful The true who unto you will entrust?
12 And if in what was another’s ye proved unfaithful Your own who will give unto you?
13 No domestic can unto two masters be in service; For either the one he will hate and the other love, Or unto the one he will hold and the other despise: Ye cannot unto God be in service and unto Riches.
14 Now the Pharisees who were lovers of money were hearing all these things, and were openly sneering at him.
15 And he said unto them—Ye are they who justify themselves before men, But God knoweth your hearts; Because that which amongst men is lofty Is an abomination before God.
16 The law and the prophets were until John,—From that time the good news of the kingdom of God is being proclaimed, And everyone thereinto is forcing his way.
17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, Than that of the law one little point should fail.
18 Every one divorcing his wife and marrying another committeth adultery; And he that marrieth a woman divorced from a husband committeth adultery.
19 Now a certain man was rich, and he used to clothe himself with purple and fine linen, making merry day by day brilliantly.
20 And a certain beggar by name Lazarus used to be cast near his gate, full of sores,
21 and to long to be fed from the crumbs that fell from the table of the rich man: nay! even the dogs used to come and lick his sores.
22 And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried away by the messengers into the bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried.
23 And in hades lifting up his eyes being in torments he seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he calling out said—Father Abraham! have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue,—because I am in anguish in this flame.
25 But Abraham said—Child! remember—That thou didst duly receive thy good things in thy life, And Lazarus in like manner the evil things; But now here he is comforted, And thou art in anguish.
26 And besides all these things Betwixt us and you a great chasm hath been fixed,—So that they who might wish to cross over from hence unto you should not be able, Nor any from thence unto us be crossing over.
27 But he said—I request thee then, father, that thou wouldst send him unto my father’s house,—
28 for I have five brethren;—that he may solemnly testify unto them lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 But Abraham saith—They have Moses and the Prophets: Let them hearken unto them.
30 But he said—Nay! father Abraham, but if one from the dead should go unto them they would repent.
31 But he said unto him—If unto Moses and the Prophets they do not hearken Neither if one from among the dead should arise would they be persuaded.