Luke 16:27

27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family,

Luke 16:27 in Other Translations

27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
27 And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house--
27 “Then the rich man said, ‘Please, Father Abraham, at least send him to my father’s home.
27 "The rich man said, 'Then let me ask you, Father: Send him to the house of my father
27 " 'Father,' he said, 'then I beg you to send him to my father's house-

Luke 16:27 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 16:27

Then he said, I pray thee therefore father
The Cambridge, copy of Beza's, and the Ethiopic version read, "father Abraham"; finding he could have no redress of his misery, nor any relief for himself, he applies for others:

that thou wouldst send him to my father's house;
the house of Israel and Jacob, the surviving Jews: and this agrees also with a notion of theirs, that the dead seek for mercy for them F12. The Persic and Ethiopic versions read, "that thou wouldst send Lazarus", &c. whom the one calls Gazarus, and the other Eleazar.


F12 T. Bab. Taanith, fol. 16. 1.

Luke 16:27 In-Context

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 has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family,
28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
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