The Gospel According to St. Luke
1 – And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods.
2 – And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer.
3 – And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed.
4 – I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5 – Therefore calling together every one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?
6 – But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7 – Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty.
8 – And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.
9 – And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
10 – He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater.
11 – If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true?
12 – And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s; who will give you that which is your own?
13 – No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
14 – Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
15 – And he said to them: You are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is high to men, is an abomination before God.
16 – The law and the prophets were until John; from that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every one useth violence towards it.
17 – And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fall.
18 – Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commmitteth adultery.
19 – There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day.
20 – And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,
21 – Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores.
22 – And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.
23 – And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom:
24 – 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, to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.
25 – And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazareth evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented.
26 – And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither.
27 – And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father’s house, for I have five brethren,
28 – That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.
29 – And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 – But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.
31 – And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead.
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