And he said also unto his disciples, There was a
certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same
was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
16:2 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 mayest be no longer steward.
16:3 Then the steward said within himself, What
shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the
stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put
out of the stewardship, they may receive me into
16:5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors
unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest
thou unto my lord?
16:6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he
said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly,
and write fifty.
16:7 Then said he to another, And how much owest
thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And
he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write
16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward,
because he had done wisely: for the children of this
world are in their generation wiser than the
children of light.
16:9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends
of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye
fail, they may receive you into everlasting
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.
16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the
unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust
the true riches?
16:12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which
is another man's, who shall give you that which is
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. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.
16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous,
heard all these things: and they derided him.
16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which
justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your
hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men
is abomination in the sight of God.
16:16 The law and the prophets were until John:
since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and
every man presseth into it.
16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass,
than one tittle of the law to fail.
16:18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth
another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth
her that is put away from her husband committeth
16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was
clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared
sumptuously every day:
16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,
which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which
fell from the rich man's table: 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: the
rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in
torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in
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.
16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in
thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and
likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is
comforted, and thou art tormented.
16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there
is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass
from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to
us, that would come from thence.
16:27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father,
that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify
unto them, lest they also come into this place of
16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and
the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one
went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses
and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded,
though one rose from the dead.
The Book of Luke, Verses of Chapter 16