Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And he told a parable to his disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and they were accusing him that he was squandering his wealth. 2And his Lord summoned him and said to him, 'What is this I have heard about you? Give me an inventory of your stewardship, for you cannot be a steward for me any longer.' 3That steward said to himself, 'What shall I do? My Lord has taken the stewardship from me; I cannot dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I know what I shall do, that when I am put out from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.' 5And he called each one who was indebted to his lord and he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my lord?' 6And he said to him, 'A hundred baths of oil', and he said to him, 'Take your book, sit quickly and write fifty baths*.' 7And he said to another, 'And what do you owe to my lord?', and he said to him, 'A hundred cors of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your book and sit and write eighty cors.' 8And Our Lord praised the evil steward, because he acted wisely, for The children of this world in this their generation are wiser than the children of light." 9"Also, I say to you, make for yourselves friends of this money* of evil, that whenever it has been spent, they may receive you into their eternal dwellings.
10Whoever is faithful with little is faithful with much also, and whoever does evil with a little also does evil with much. 11If therefore you are not faithful with the wealth of evil, who will commit to you the reality?" 12"And if you are not found faithful with what is not yours, who will give you what is yours?" 13"There is no servant who can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will honor the one and he will neglect the other. You cannot serve God and money."
14But when the Pharisees heard all these things, they were mocking him because they loved money. 15But Yeshua said to them: "You are those who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for the thing that is exalted among men is disgusting before God."
16"The Law and The Prophets were until Yohannan; from then, the Kingdom of God is announced, and everyone is pushing to enter it." 17"But it is easier for Heaven and earth to pass away than for one symbol* of The Law to pass away."
18"Whoever divorces his wife and takes another commits adultery, and everyone who takes her who is divorced commits adultery."
19"There was a certain rich man, and he wore fine white linen and purple and everyday he celebrated luxuriously." 20"And there was a certain poor man whose name was Lazar and he lay at the gate of that rich man, being stricken with abscesses." 21"And he longed to fill his belly with the fragments that fell from the rich man's table, but also the dogs would come licking his abscesses." 22"But that poor man died and Angels brought him to The Bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and he was buried." 23"And suffering in Sheol, he lifted up his eyes from afar off and he saw Abraham, and Lazar in his bosom." 24"And he called in a loud voice* and he said, 'My father, Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazar to dip the tip of his finger in water and moisten my tongue for me; behold, I am suffering in this flame.' " 25"Abraham said to him, 'My son, remember that you have received your good things in your life and Lazar, his evil things, and now, behold, he is comforted here and you are suffering.' " 26'And along with all these things, there stands a great abyss between us and you, so that those who would pass from here to you are not able, neither is whoever is there able to pass over to us.' 27"He said to him, 'Therefore, I beg of you, my father, to send him to my father's house. 28For I have five brothers; he should go testify to them so that they would not come to this place of torment also.' 29Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and The Prophets, let them hear them.' " 30"But he said to him, 'No, my father Abraham, but if a man will go to them from the dead, they will be converted.'" 31"Abraham said to him, 'If they will not hear Moses and The Prophets, they will not believe him*, even though a man would rise from the dead.'"