The parable of the unjust steward: of the rich man and Lazarus.
1 And he said also to 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.
2 And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee?
Give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer.
3 And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, for my lord taketh
away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able: to beg I am ashamed.
4 I know what I will do, that when I shall be put out pf the stewardship,
they may receive me into their houses.
5 Therefore, calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said
to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?
6 But he said: A hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill:
and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7 Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: A hundred
quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill and write eighty.
8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely:
for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.
9 And I say to you: Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of iniquity,
that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that
which is greater: And he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater.
11 If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will trust
you with that which is the true?
12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's: who will
give you that which is your own?
13 *No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other: you cannot serve God and mammon.
14 Now the Pharisees who were covetous, heard all these things: and they
15 And he said to them: You are they who justify yourselves before men:
but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is high to men, is an abomination before God.
16 *The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the
kingdom of God is preached, and every one useth violence towards it.
17 *And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the
law to fail.
18 *Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth
adultery: and he that marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commmitteth adultery.
19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen:
and feasted sumptuously every day.
20 And there was a certain beggar, by name Lazarus, who lay at his gate,
full of sores,
21 Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's
table, and no one did give him: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass that the beggar died, and he was carried by the
Angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.
23 And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar
off, and Lazarus in his bosom:
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, to cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.
25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good
things in thy life-time, and likewise Lazareth evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And besides all this, between us and you there is fixed a great chaos:
so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence come hither.
27 And he said: Then, Father, I beseech thee that thou wouldst send him
to my father's house:
28 For I have five brethren, that he may testify to them, lest they also
come into this place of torments.
29 And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets: let them
30 But he said: No, father Abraham; but if one went to them from the dead,
they will do penance.
31 And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither
will they believe if one rise again from the dead.
13: Matthew vi. 24.
16: Matthew xi. 12.
17: Matthew v. 18.
18: Matthew v. 32.; Mark x. 11.; 1 Corinthians vii. 10. and 11.