15Then He said to them, "1Beware, and be on your guardagainsteveryform of greed ; for not even whenonehas an abundance does his lifeconsist of his possessions."16
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a richman was veryproductive.17"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I havenoplace to store my crops ?'18"Then he said, 'This is what I will do : I will teardown my barns and buildlargerones, and there I will storeall my grain and my goods.19'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, 2you havemanygoodslaid up for manyyears to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'20"But Godsaid to him, '3You fool ! This very nighta4your soul is required of you; and 5now who will own what you have prepared ?'21"So is the man who 6stores up treasure for himself, and is not richtowardGod."