Luke 16

Matthew(i) 1 And he sayed also vnto his disciples. There was a certayne ryche man which had a steward that was accused vnto him: that he wasted hys goodes. 2 And he called hym, and sayde vnto hym: Howe is it, that I heare thys of the? Geue a comptes of thy stewardshyppe. For thou mayest be no longer stewarde. 3 The stewarde sayde within hym selfe, what shall I do? for my mayster wyll take away from me the stewardshyppe. I can not dygge, and to begge, I am ashamed. 4 I wote what to do, that when I am put oute of stewardshyppe, they maye receyue me into theyr houses. 5 Then called he all hys maysters detters, & sayed vnto the first, how much owest thou vnto my mayster? 6 And he sayed: an hundred tonnes of oyle. And he sayed to hym: take thy bil and sit doune quicklye, and wryte fyftye. 7 Then sayed he to another: what owest thou? And he sayed: an hundred quarters of wheate. He said to hym: Take thy byll, and write foure scoore. 8 And the Lord commended the vniust steward because he had done wyslye. For the chyldren of thys worlde are in theyr kynde, wyser then the chyldren of lyght, 9 And I saye also vnto you: make you frendes, of the wycked mammon, that when ye shall depart, they maye receyue you into euerlastynge habitacyons. 10 He that is faythfull in that whiche is least, the same is faythfull in muche. And he that is vnfaythfull in the least, is vnfaythfull also in muche. 11 So then yf ye haue not ben faythfull in the wycked Mammon: who wyll beleue you in that which is true? 12 And yf ye haue not bene faythfull in another mannes busynes, who shall geue you your owne? 13 No seruaunte can serue two maysters, for other he shal hate the one and loue the other, or els he shall leane to the one, and despyse the other. Ye can not serue God and Mammon. 14 All these thynges hearde the phariseis also which were couetous, and they mocked hym. 15 And he sayde vnto them: Ye are they whiche iustifye your selues before men: but God knoweth your hertes. For that which is highly estemed amonge men, is abhominable in the syght of God. 16 The lawe and the Prophetes raygned vntyll the tyme of Iohn: and sence that tyme the kyngdom of God is preached, and euery man stryueth to go in. 17 Soner shall heauen & earthe peryshe, then one title of the lawe shal perish. 18 Whosoeuer forsaketh his wyfe and maryeth another, breaketh matrimony. And euery man which maryeth her that is deforsed from her husbande comitteth aduoutrye also. 19 There was a certayne ryche man, whiche was clothed in purple and fyne bysse, & fared delyciously euery daye, 20 And there was a certayne begger named Lazarus, whiche laye at hys gate full of sores, 21 desierynge to be refresshed with the cromes which fell from the riche mans bourde. Neuerthelesse the dogges came and lycked hys sores. 22 And it fortuned that the begger dyed, and was caryed by the Angels into Abrahams bosome. The ryche man also dyed and was buryed. 23 And beynge in hell in tormentes, he lyfte vp hys eyes, and sawe Abraham a farre of, & Lazarus in his bosome, 24 and he cryed & sayed: father Abraham haue mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he maye dyppe the typpe of his fynger in water, and cole my tonge, for I am tormented in this flamme. 25 But Abraham sayd vnto hym. Sonne, remembre that thou in thy lyfe tyme, receyuedest thy pleasure, and contrarywyse Lazarus payne. Nowe therfore is he conforted, and thou arte punyshed. 26 Beyonde all thys, betwene you and vs there is a great space set, so that they whiche would go from hence to you can not, neyther maye come from thence to vs. 27 Then he sayed: I praye the therfore father, sende hym to my fathers house. 28 For I haue fyue brethren, for to warne them lest they also come into thys place of tormente. 29 Abraham said vnto hym: they haue Moyses and the Prophetes: let them heare them. 30 And he sayd: nay father Abraham, but yf one came vnto them from the dead, they woulde repent. 31 He sayed vnto hym: yf they heare not Moyses, and the Prophetes, neyther wyll they beleue, though one rose from death agayne.