1 He also said to His disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an
accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.
2 So he called him and said to him, What is this I hear about you? Give an account of
your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.
3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? For my master is taking the
stewardship away from me. I am not able to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
4 I know what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me
into their houses.
5 So he called every one of his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much
do you owe my master?
6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. So he said to him, Take your bill, and sit
down quickly and write fifty.
7 Then he said to another, And how much do you owe? So he said, A hundred measures
of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write eighty.
8 So the master commended the unjust steward because he had acted prudently. For the
sons of this world are more prudent in their generation than the sons of light.
9 And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when it
fails, they may receive you into eternal dwellings.
10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in
what is least is unjust also in much.
11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will
commit to your trust the true?
12 And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is
13 No servant is able to serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. It is not possible to serve God and mammon.
14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they
15 And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God
knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the
sight of God.
16 The Law and the Prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has
been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.
17 But it is easier for Heaven and earth to pass away than for one point of the Law to
18 Whoever puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever
marries her who is put away from her husband commits adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared
sumptuously every day.
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the
dogs came and licked his sores.
22 So it happened that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and
Lazarus in his bosom.
24 Then 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
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good
things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.
26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those
who want to pass from here to you are not able, nor can those from there pass to us.
27 Then he said, I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's
28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, that they not also come to this
place of torment.
29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will
31 But he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be
persuaded though one should rise from the dead.