ND he said
also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a
steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his
. .2 And he called him, and said unto
him, What is this that I hear of thee? give an account of thy stewardship;
for thou mayest be no longer steward.
And the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh
away from me the stewardship: I have not strength to dig; to beg I am
. .4 I am resolved what to do,
that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their
. .5 So he called every one of his
lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto
. .6 And he said, An hundred
measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down
quickly, and write fifty.
. .7 Then said he
to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of
wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
. .8 And the lord commended the dishonest steward,
because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in
their dealings with their own generation than the children of
. .9 And I say unto you, Make to
yourselves friends by means of the mammon of this world; that, when it
faileth you, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
. .10 He that is faithful in that which is least is
faithful also in much: and he that is dishonest in the least is dishonest
also in much.
. .11 If therefore ye have not
been faithful with the worldly mammon, who will commit to your trust the
. .12 And if ye have not been
faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is
. .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
. .14 Now the Pharisees, who were
lovers of money, heard all these things: and they derided him.
. .15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which
justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which
is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
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, which was
clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every
. .18 And there was a certain beggar
named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
. .19 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which
fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his
. .20And 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;
. .21 And in
hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off,
and Lazarus in his bosom.
. .22 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.
. .23 But Abraham said, Son,
remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and
likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted here, and thou art
. .24 And beside all this,
between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would
pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would
come from thence.
. .25 Then he said, I pray
thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's
. .26 For I have five brethren; that
he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
. .27 But Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and
the prophets; let them hear them.
. .28 And
he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead,
they will repent.
. .29 And he said unto
him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be
persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Then said he unto the disciples, It is
impossible but that occasions of stumbling will come: but woe unto him,
through whom they come!
. .31 It were better
for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the
sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to
. .32 Take heed to yourselves: If
thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
. .33 And if he trespass against thee seven times in
a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou
shalt forgive him.
. .34 But which of you,
having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, will say unto him when he is
come from the field, Go straightway and sit down to meat?
. .35 But will not rather say unto him, Make ready
wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and
drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
.36 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
. .37 So likewise ye, when
ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are
unprofitable servants: we have done only that which was our duty to
. .38 And when he was demanded of the
Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said,
The kingdom of God cometh not with signs that are observed:
. .39 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it
be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage,
until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and
destroyed them all.
. .41 Likewise also as
it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they
sold, they planted, they builded;
. .42 But
the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from
heaven, and destroyed them all.
. .43 Even
thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
. .44 In that day, he which shall be upon the
housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it
away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return
. .45 Remember Lot's wife.
. .46 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall
lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
. .47 I tell you, in that night there shall be two
men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be
. .48 Two women shall be grinding
together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that they ought always to pray, and not to faint;
.50 Saying, There was in a certain city a judge, which feared not
God, neither regarded man:
. .51 And there
was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Render justice
for me against mine adversary.
. .52 And he
would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear
not God, nor regard man;
. .53 Yet because
this widow troubleth me, I will render her justice, lest by her continual
coming she weary me.
. .54 And the Lord
said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith.
.55 And shall not God render justice for his own elect, which cry
day and night unto him? Shall he delay long over them?
. .56 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the
. .57 And he spake this parable unto
certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised
. .58 Two men went up into the
temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
. .59 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with
himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners,
unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
.60 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
. .61 And the publican, standing afar
off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
.62 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and
he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he
entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received
him into her house.
. .64 And she had a
sister called Mary, which also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his
. .65 But Martha was busy about much
serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my
sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help
. .66 But the Lord answered and said
unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art concerned and troubled about many
. .67 But one thing is needful: and
Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from