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1 And he also said to the disciples, "A certain man was rich, who had a manager. And charges were brought to him that this person was squandering his possessions. 1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2 And he summoned him [and] said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give the account of your management, because you can no longer manage.' 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 manager said to himself, 'What should I do, because my master is taking away the management from me? I am not strong enough 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 should do, so that when I am removed from the management they will welcome me into their homes!' 4 I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
5 And he summoned each one of his own master's debtors [and] said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?' 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 olive oil.' So he said to him, 'Take your promissory note 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 how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your promissory note 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 master praised the dishonest manager, because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are shrewder than the sons of light with regard to their own generation. 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 tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it runs out they will welcome you into the eternal dwellings. 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 "The one who [is] faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and the one who [is] dishonest in very little is also dishonest 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 then you have not been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you 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 you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give 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 domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money." 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 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these [things], and they ridiculed him. 14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
15 And he said to them, "You are the ones who justify themselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts! For [what is] [considered] exalted among men [is] an 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; from that time [on] the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is urgently pressed 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 [for] heaven and earth to pass away than [for] one stroke of a letter of the law to become invalid. 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 "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman divorced from [her] 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 a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting 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 a certain poor man {named} Lazarus, covered with sores, lay at his gate, 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores
21 and was longing to be filled with what fell from the table of the rich man. But even 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 Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. 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 he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}. 23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.
24 And he called out [and] said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he could dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am suffering pain 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, remember that you received your good [things] during your life, and Lazarus likewise bad [things]. But now he is comforted here, but you are suffering pain. 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 in [addition to] all these [things], a great chasm has been established between us and you, so that those who want to cross over from here to you are not able [to do so], nor can they cross over from there to 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 So he said, 'Then I ask you, father, that you 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 brothers, so that he could warn them, in order that they also should 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 said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they must listen to them.' 29 "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
30 And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent!' 30 " 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
31 But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone rises 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.' "