1And 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.
2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of youi? give an account of youri stewardship; for youi may be no longer steward.
3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5So he called every one of his lord’s debtors [unto him], and said unto the first, How much owe youi unto my lord?
6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take youri bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7Then said he to another, And how much owe youi? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take youri bill, and write eighty.
8And 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.
9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon (earthly goods; property; riches) of unrighteousness; that, when you2f fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10He 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.
11If therefore you2f have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon (earthly goods; property; riches), who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
12And if you2f have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
13No slave 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. You2f cannot serve God-Theos and mammon (earthly goods; property; riches).
14And the P’rushim (Pharisees) [separatists] also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
15And he said unto them, You2f are they which justify yourselves before men; but God-Theos knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God-Theos.
16The law and the prophets [were] until Yochanan [Yehovah has graced]: since that time the kingdom of God-Theos is preached, and every man presses into it.
17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the Torah to fail.
18Whosoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commit adultery: and whosoever marries her that is put away from [her] husband commit adultery.
19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20And there was a certain beggar named El’azar [whom God helps], which 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 Avraham [Exalted Father]’s [Exalted Father] bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Avraham [Exalted Father] afar off, and El’azar [whom God helps] in his bosom.
24And he cried and said, Father Avraham [Exalted Father], have mercy on me, and send El’azar [whom God helps], that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25But Avraham [Exalted Father] said, Son, remember that youi in youri lifetime received youri good things, and likewise El’azar [whom God helps] evil things: but now he is comforted, and youi are tormented.
26And 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 there.
27Then he said, I pray youi therefore, father, that youi 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.
29Avraham [Exalted Father] says unto him, They have Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and the prophets; let them hear them.
30And he said, No, father Avraham [Exalted Father]: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.