11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth,1 who will trust you with true riches?12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?13"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."214
The Pharisees, who loved money,3 heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.415
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves5 in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.6 What people value highly is detestable in God's sight.
16"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John.7 Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached,8 and people are forcing their way into it.17It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.918"Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.10
19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.1120At his gate was laid a beggar12 named Lazarus, covered with sores21and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table.13 Even the dogs came and licked his sores.