Luke 16-18

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Luke 16

And he said also to the disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he was wasting his goods. 2 And he called him, and said to him, What is this that I hear of you? Render the account of your stewardship; for you can be no longer steward. 3 And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, seeing that my Master takes away the stewardship from me? I have not strength to dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5 And calling to him each one of his Master’s debtors, he said to the first, How much do you owe to my Master? 6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bond, and sit down quickly and write fifty. 7 Then said he to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. He says to him, Take your bond, and write eighty. 8 And his Master commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light. 9 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles. 10 He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much. 11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 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 else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve Yahweh and mammon.


14 And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him. 15 And he said to them, You are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but Elohim knows your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of Elohim. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the glad tidings of the kingdom of Yahweh is preached, and every man enters violently into it. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.


18 Every one that puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery: and he that marries one that is put away from a husband commits adultery.


19 Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day: 20 and a certain beggar named Lazarus was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table; yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried. 23 And in the grave he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and sees 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, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now here he is comforted, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from here to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us. 27 And he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would 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 torment. 29 But Abraham says, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rise from the dead.



Luke 17

And he said to his disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe to him, through whom they come! 2 It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. 3 Take heed to yourselves: if your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times turns again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him.


5 And the apostles said to the teacher, Increase our faith. 6 And the teacher said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you would say to this sycamine tree, Be you rooted up, and be you planted in the sea; and it would obey you. 7 But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say to him, when he is come in from the field, Come straightway and sit down to meat; 8 and will not rather say to him, Make ready what I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk; and afterward you shall eat and drink? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did the things that were commanded? 10 Even so you also, when you shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.


11 And it came to pass, as they were on the way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off: 13 and they lifted up their voices, saying, Yahshua, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said to them, Go and show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying Yahweh; 16 and he fell upon his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Yahshua answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? But where are the nine 18 Were there none found that returned to give glory to Yahweh, save this stranger? 19 And he said to him, Arise, and go your way: your faith has made you whole.


20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of Yahweh comes, he answered them and said, The kingdom of Yahweh comes not with observation: 21 neither shall they say, to, here! or, There! For lo, the kingdom of Yahweh is among you.


22 And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it. 23 and they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after them: 24 for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. 26 And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: 30 after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him that is in the field likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34 I say to you, In that night there shall be two men on one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 There shall be two women grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 36 There shall be two men in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 37 And they answering say to him, Where, teacher? And he said to them, Where the body is, there will the eagles also be gathered together.



Luke 18

And he spoke a parable to them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; 2 saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not Elohim, and regarded not man: 3 and there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying Avenge me of my adversary, 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not Elohim nor regard man; 5 yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming. 6 And the teacher said, Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And shall not Elohim avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and yet he is long-suffering over them? 8 I say to you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?


9 And he spoke also this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despising all others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, Elohim, I thank you, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get. 13 But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but struck his breast, saying, Elohim, be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I say to you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be humbled; but he that humbles himself shall be exalted.


15 And they were bringing to him also their babes, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Yahshua called them to him, saying, Permit the little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for to such belongs the kingdom of Yahweh. 17 Truly I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of Yahweh as a little child, he shall in no wise enter in it.


18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Yahshua said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good, save one, even Elohim. 20 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother. 21 And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up. 22 And when Yahshua heard it. he said to him, One thing you lack yet: sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23 But when he heard these things, he became very sorrowful; for he was very rich. 24 And Yahshua seeing him, said, With what difficulty shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of Yahweh! 25 For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of Yahweh. 26 And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved? 27 But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with Yahweh. 28 And Peter said, Lo, we have left our own, and followed you. 29 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There is no man that has left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of Yahweh’s sake, 30 who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life.


31 And he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall be accomplished to the Son of man. 32 For he shall be delivered up to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon: 33 and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. 34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.


35 And it came to pass, as he drew near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 And they told him, that Yahshua of Nazareth passes by. 38 And he cried, saying, Yahshua, you son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, You son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Yahshua stood, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 What will you that I should do to you? And he said, Rabbi, that I may receive my sight. 42 And Yahshua said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has made you whole. 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying Yahweh: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to Yahweh.


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