Jesus gives the parable of the unjust stewardHe teaches of service and condemns divorceHe gives the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.
1And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he hadawastedhis goods.
2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give anaaccountof thybstewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5So he called every one of his lords debtorsunto him,and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than theachildrenofblight.
9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of theamammonof unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10He that isafaithfulin that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to youratrustthe truebriches?
12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another mans, who shall give you that which is your own?
13¶No servant can serve twoamasters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14And the Pharisees also, who wereacovetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
15And he said unto them, Ye are they whichajustifyyourselves before men; but Godbknowethyourchearts: for that which is highly esteemed amongdmeniseabominationin the sight of God.
16aThelaw and the prophetswereuntil John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of thealawto fail.
18Whosoeveraputtethaway his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away fromherhusband committeth adultery.
19¶There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20And there was a certainabeggarnamed Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich mans table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by theaangelsintobAbrahams bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23And inahellhe lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetimeareceivedstthy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26And beside all this, between us and you there is a greatagulffixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, thatwould comefrom thence.
27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my fathers house:
28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29Abraham saith unto him, They haveaMosesand the prophets; let them hear them.
30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from theadead, they will repent.
31And he said unto him, If theyahearnot Moses and thebprophets, neither will they becpersuaded, though one rose from the dead.