Luke 16:19-31 (New American Standard)

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The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 "Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. 20 "And a poor man named Lazarus 1was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21 and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table ; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22 "Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to 2Abraham's bosom ; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 "In 3Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 "And he cried out and said, '4Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in 5this flame.' 25 "But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that 6during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things ; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 'And abesides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.' 27 "And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house - 28 for I have five brothers -in order that he may 7warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' 29 "But Abraham said, 'They have 8Moses and the Prophets ; let them hear them.' 30 "But he said, 'No, 9father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent !' 31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.' "
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