16:1 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.
16:1 He also said to His disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting 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.
16:2 "So he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be 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.
16:3 "Then the steward said within himself, 'What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.

16:4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
16:4 'I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.'

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?
16:5 "So he called every one of his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

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.
16:6 "And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' So he said to him, 'Take your 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 fourscore.
16:7 "Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' So he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'

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.
16:8 "So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons 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 habitations.
16:9 "And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.

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.
16:10 "He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is 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]?
16:11 "Therefore if you 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 your own?
16:12 "And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own?

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.
16:13 "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also 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.
16:15 And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an 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.
16:16 "The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.

16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
16:17 "And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for 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 adultery.
16:18 "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery.

16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
16:19 "There was a certain rich man who 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,
16:20 "But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,

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.
16:21 "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;
16:22 "So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to 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 his bosom.
16:23 "And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

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.
16:24 "Then 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.
16:25 "But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are 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.
16:26 'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'

16:27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
16:27 "Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would 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 torment.
16:28 'for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'

16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:29 "Abraham said to 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.
16:30 "And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to 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.
16:31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.'"