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16Â 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.
2Â 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.
3Â 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.
4Â I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5Â So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
6Â And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7Â 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 fourscore.
8Â 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.
9Â And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10Â 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.
11Â If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12Â And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
13Â 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.
14Â And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
15Â 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.
16Â The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
17Â And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
18Â Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
19Â There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20Â And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21Â And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22Â 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;
23Â And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24Â 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.
25Â 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.
26Â 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.
27Â Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28Â For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29Â Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30Â And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31Â And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
17Â Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2Â It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
3Â Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4Â And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
5Â And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6Â And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
7Â But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
8Â And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
9Â Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
10Â So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
11Â Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
2Â (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
3Â Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
4Â When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
5Â Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
6Â When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
7Â Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
8Â His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
9Â Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
10Â But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.
11Â These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
12Â Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13Â Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
14Â Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
15Â And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
16Â Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
17Â Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.
18Â Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
19Â And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20Â Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21Â Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22Â But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
23Â Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24Â Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25Â Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26Â And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
27Â She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
28Â And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
29Â As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
30Â Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
31Â The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
32Â Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
33Â When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
34Â And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35Â Jesus wept.
36Â Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37Â And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
38Â Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39Â Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
40Â Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
41Â Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42Â And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43Â And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44Â And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45Â Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
46Â But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
47Â Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
48Â If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
49Â And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
50Â Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51Â And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
52Â And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
53Â Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
54Â Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.