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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
1And he said also unto 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.
And he called him and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship, for thou may no longer be steward.
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes the stewardship away from me; I cannot dig, and
I am ashamed to beg.
I know what I shall do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
So he called each one of his lord’s debtors unto him
and said unto the first, How much dost thou owe unto my lord?
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill and sit down quickly and write fifty.
Then said he to another, And how much dost thou owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill and write eighty.
And the lord commended the unjust steward because he had done discreetly; for the sons of this age are in their generation more prudent than the sons of light.
And I say unto you, Make friends unto yourselves with the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when these fail, you may be received into eternal dwellings.
He that is faithful with little is faithful also with much, and he that is unjust with little is unjust also with much.
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true?
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
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. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided him.
And he said unto them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
The law and the prophets were
until John; since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and whosoever will
presses into it.
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of the law to fail.
Whosoever puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery, and whosoever marries her that is put away of her
husband commits adultery.
19There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day;
20and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores
21and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom; the rich man also died and was buried;
23and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
24And 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.
25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.
26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass from there to us.
27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou would send him to my father’s house,
28for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30And he said, No, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31And he said unto him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, even though one rose from the dead.