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Luke 16 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he said also to [his] disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and *he* was accused to him as wasting his goods. 1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2 And having called him, he said to him, What [is] this that I hear of thee? give the reckoning of thy stewardship, for thou canst be no longer steward. 2 So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.'
3 And the steward said within himself, What shall I do; for my lord is taking the stewardship from me? I am not able to dig; I am ashamed to beg. 3 "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg--
4 I know what I will do, that when I shall have been removed from the stewardship I may be received into their houses. 4 I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
5 And having called to [him] each one of the debtors of his own lord, he said to the first, How much owest thou to my lord? 5 "So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
6 And he said, A hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take thy writing and sit down quickly and write fifty. 6 " 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'
7 Then he said to another, And thou, how much dost thou owe? And he said, A hundred cors of wheat. And he says to him, Take thy writing and write eighty. 7 "Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' " 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'
8 And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he had done prudently. For the sons of this world are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light. 8 "The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.
9 And *I* say to you, Make to yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it fails ye may be received into the eternal tabernacles. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
10 He that is faithful in the least is faithful also in much; and he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous also in much. 10 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who shall entrust to you the true? 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
12 and if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give to you your own? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?
13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and will love the other, or he will cleave to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 13 "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and mocked him. 14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
15 And he said to them, *Ye* are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts; for what amongst men is highly thought of is an abomination before God. 15 He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight.
16 The law and the prophets [were] until John: from that time the glad tidings of the kingdom of God are announced, and every one forces his way into it. 16 "The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
17 But it is easier that the heaven and the earth should pass away than that one tittle of the law should fail. 17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.
18 Every one who puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery; and every one that marries one put away from a husband commits adultery. 18 "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
19 Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day. 19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.
20 And [there was] a poor man, by name Lazarus, [who] was laid at his gateway full of sores, 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores
21 and desiring to be filled with the crumbs which fell from the table of the rich man; but the dogs also coming licked his sores. 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried. 22 "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.
23 And in hades lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.
24 And he crying out said, Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering in this flame. 24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'
25 But Abraham said, Child, recollect that *thou* hast fully received thy good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things. But now he is comforted here, and *thou* art in suffering. 25 "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm is fixed, so that those who desire to pass hence to you cannot, nor do they who [desire to cross] from there pass over unto us. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
27 And he said, I beseech thee then, father, that thou wouldest send him to the house of my father, 27 "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house,
28 for I have five brothers, so that he may earnestly testify to them, that they also may not come to this place of torment. 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
29 But Abraham says to him, They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them. 29 "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
30 But he said, Nay, father Abraham, but if one from the dead should go to them, they will repent. 30 " 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, not even if one rise from among [the] dead will they be persuaded. 31 "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "