Lucas 16

1 AND he spake a parable to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a house-chief; and he was accused to him that his substance he wasted.

2 And his lord called him, and said to him, What is this that I hear of thee? give me the account of thy house-headship; for thou canst no longer be house-chief unto me.

3 And the house-chief said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh from me the house-headship. I cannot dig, and to beg I am ashamed.

4 I know what I will do, that when I shall be put out of the house-headship, they may receive me into their houses.

5 And he called one by one from the debtors of his lord, and said to the first, How much owest thou to my lord?

6 And he said to him, An hundred metres of oil. He saith to him, Take thy book, and sit down quickly, and write fifty metres.

7 And he said to another, And thou, how much owest thou to my lord? He saith to him, An hundred kureen of wheat. He saith to him, Take thy book, and sit down, write eighty kureen.

8 And praised our Lord the house-chief who was unjust, in that he had done wisely; for the sons of this world are wiser than the sons of light in this their generation.

9 Also I say unto you, Make to you friends from this wealth of unrighteousness, that, when perfect, they may receive you into the tabernacles of eternity.

10 Whoever in the little is faithful, in the great also is faithful; and he who in the little is unjust, in the great also is unjust.

11 If, therefore, in the wealth of unrighteousness you have not been faithful, the truth to you who will confide?

12 And if in that which is not yours you are not found faithful, your own who will give to you?

13 No man can serve two lords; for either the one he will hate, and the other he will love; or the one he will honour, and the other despise. You cannot serve Aloha and wealth.

14 But the Pharishee, when they heard all these things, because they loved money, derided him.

15 But Jeshu said to them, You are they who justify yourselves before the sons of men; but Aloha knoweth your hearts. For, what is exalted among men, before Aloha is abominable.

16 The law and the prophets were until Juchanon; from thenceforth the kingdom of Aloha is preached, and every one presseth to enter.

17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than one letter from the law to pass away.

18 Every one who looseth his wife, and taketh another, committeth adultery; and every one who taketh the dismissed, committeth adultery.

19 NOW there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in byssos and purple, and every day feasted gaily.

20 And there was a certain poor man, whose name was Loózar; and he lay at the gate of him who was rich, bruised with wounds,

21 and desired to fill his belly with the crumbs which fell from the table of that rich. And also the dogs came and licked his wounds.

22 Now that poor man died, and angels conducted him to the bosom of Abraham: but that rich man also died, and was buried.

23 And, tormented in shiul, he lifted up his eyes afar, and seeth Abraham, and Loózar in his bosom.

24 And he cried with a high voice, and said, My father Abraham, have compassion upon me, and send Loózar, that he may dip the top of his finger in waters, and moisten my tongue; for, behold, I am tormented in this flame.

25 Abraham said to him, My son, remember that thou didst receive thy goods in thy life, and Loózar his evils, and now, behold, he reposeth here, and thou art tormented.

26 And with all these, there is a great void set between us and you, that they who would pass from hence unto you are not able, nor they also who would pass from thence to us.

27 He said to him, I pray thee, then, my father, to send him unto my father's house:

28 for five brethren have I; let him go and testify unto them, that they also come not to this place of torment.

29 Abraham said to him, They have Musha and the prophets, let them hear them.

30 But he said to him, No, my father Abraham, but if one from the dead shall go unto them, they repent.

31 Abraham saith to him, If Musha and the prophets they hear not, neither, if one from the dead should rise, would they believe him.