16:1 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.
16:2 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.
16:3 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.
16:4 I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
16:5 Therefore calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?
16:6 But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
16:7 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.
16:8 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.
16:9 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.
16:10 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.
16:11 If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true?
16:12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's; who will give you that which is your own?
16:13 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.
16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
16:15 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.
16:16 The law and the prophets were until John; from that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every one useth violence towards it.
16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fall.
16:18 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.
16:19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day.
16:20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,
16:21 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.
16:22 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.
16:23 And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom:
16:24 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.
16:25 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.
16:26 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.
16:27 And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren,
16:28 That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.
16:29 And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.
16:31 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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