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Luke Chapter 16

Luke 16:1 And He said also to His disciples, there was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused by him of wasting his possessions.

Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, how is it that I hear this of you? Give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward.

Luke 16:3 Then the steward said within himself, what will I do? For my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

Luke 16:4 I know what I may do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

Luke 16:5 So he called each one of his lord’s debtors to him, and said to the first, how much do you owe to my lord?

Luke 16:6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write payment for fifty.

Luke 16:7 Then he said to another, and how much do you owe? And he said, a hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, take your bill, and write a bill for eighty.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had acted shrewdly: for the children of this Old Covenant Age are in their generation shrewder than the children of light.

Luke 16:9 And I say to you, make yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, you may be received into perpetual dwellings.

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Luke 16:11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Luke 16:12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who will give you that which is your own?

Luke 16:13 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. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were greedy, heard all these things: and sneered at Him.

Luke 16:15 And He said to them, you are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 16:16 The Law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and all do violence against it.

Luke 16:17 For it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one small mark of the Law to fail.

Luke 16:18 Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery: and whoever marries her that is divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and dined luxuriously every day:

Luke 16:20 and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores,

Luke 16:21 and wanting to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luke 16:23 and in the unseen realm he lifts up his eyes, being in torment, and sees Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Luke 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, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: But now he is comforted, and you are tormented.

Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us that would come from there.

Luke 16:27 Then he said, therefore I pray you, father, that you would send him to my father’s house:

Luke 16:28 for I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, unless they also come to this place of torment.

Luke 16:29 Abraham says to him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

Luke 16:30 And he said, no, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent.

Luke 16:31 And he said to him, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.