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1 And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he had wasted his goods. 1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for thou mayest 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 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh from me the stewardship: I cannot 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 am resolved what to do, that when I am removed from the stewardship, they may receive me 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 So he called every one of his lord's debtors, and 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 measures of oil. And he said to him, Take thy bill, 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 said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take thy bill, 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 commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children 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 of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 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 that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust 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 will commit to your trust the true [riches]? 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 man's, who will give you that which is 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 love the other; or else he will hold 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 they derided 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 yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men, is abomination in the sight of 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: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth 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 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than one tittle of the law to 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 Whoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whoever marrieth her that is put away from [her] husband, committeth adultery. 18 "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously 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 certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores, 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and 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 beggar died, and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom. 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 hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth 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 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. 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, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 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 there is a great gulf fixed: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence. 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 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house: 27 "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house,
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into 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 Abraham saith 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 And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one shall go to them from the dead, 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, neither will they be persuaded, though one shall rise from the dead. 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.' "