And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided Him.
And He said unto 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.
"The Law and the Prophets were until John. Since that time the Kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than one tittle of the law to fail.
"Whosoever putteth away his wife and marrieth another committeth adultery; and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
"There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
And in hell, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
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.'