The New Testament
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25. Teaching to Be Prudent Stewards

1 1And He said also to the disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a 2steward, and this one was accused to him of squandering his possessions.

2 And he called him and said to him, What is this I hear concerning you? Render the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.

3 And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, because my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to 1dig; I am ashamed to 2beg.

4 I know what I will do so that when I am removed from the stewardship they may 1receive me into their own houses.

5 And when he had called to him each one of his master's debtors, he said to the first, How much do you owe my master?

6 And he said, A hundred 1measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill and sit down quickly and write fifty.

7 Then to another he said, And you, how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred 1measures of wheat. He said to him, Take your bill and write eighty.

8 And the master praised the aunrighteous steward because he had acted 1prudently; for the 2sons of bthis age are more cprudent in their dealings with their own generation than the 3sons of dlight.

9 And I say to you, 1Make friends for yourselves by means of the mammon of 2unrighteousness, so that when it 3fails, they may receive you into the 4aeternal tabernacles.

10 He who is afaithful in the 1least is faithful also in 1much; and he who is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous also in much.

11 If therefore you have not become faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you what is 1true?

12 And if you have not become faithful in that which belongs to 1another, who will give to you that which is 2your own?

13 No household servant can 1serve atwo masters; for either he will hate the one and 2love the other, or he will 2hold to one and despise the other. You cannot 1serve God and 3mammon.

26. Teaching concerning the Entrance
into the Kingdom of God

14 And the aPharisees, being blovers of money, heard all these things and 1were csneering at Him.

15 And He said to them, You are those who ajustify yourselves in the bsight of men, but God knows your chearts; for that which is exalted among men is an 1dabomination in the sight of God.

16 The 1law and the prophets were 2until John; from that time the 3kingdom of God is proclaimed as the 4gospel, and everyone 5aforces his way into it.

17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to apass away than for one 1serif of the law to 2fail.

18 Everyone who 1adivorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman who is divorced from her husband commits badultery.

27. Warning the Rich

19 Now there was 1a certain rich man, and he clothed himself in apurple and fine linen, making merry every day in splendor.

20 And a certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores

21 And longing to be asatisfied with the things falling from the rich man's btable; moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 And the beggar died, and he was carried away by the aangels into 1Abraham's bbosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.

23 And in 1aHades he lifted up his eyes, being in btorment, and saw Abraham from afar and Lazarus in his bosom.

24 And he called out and said, aFather Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my btongue, because I am in anguish in this cflame.

25 But Abraham said, Child, remember that in your lifetime you fully received your good things, and Lazarus likewise bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.

26 And besides all these things, between us and you a great 1chasm is fixed, so that those wanting to pass from here to you cannot, neither from there to us may any cross over.

27 And he said, Then I ask you, Father, to send him to the house of my father --

28 For I have five brothers -- so that he may solemnly testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.

29 But Abraham said, They have 1aMoses and the prophets; let them hear them.

30 But he said, No, Father Abraham; but if someone risen from the dead would go to them, they will repent.

31 But he said to him, If they do 1not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.