16:1 He also said to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
16:2 He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
16:3 "The manager said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.
16:4 I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'
16:5 Calling each one of his lord's debtors to him, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my lord?'
16:6 He said, 'A hundred gallons of oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'
16:7 Then said he to another, 'How much do you owe?' He said, 'A hundred pounds of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'
16:8 "His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.
16:9 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous money, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.
16:10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
16:11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous money, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
16:12 If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which 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 one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve God and money."
16:14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.
16:15 He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
16:16 The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
16:17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the law to fall.
16:18 Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
16:19 "Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.
16:20 A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21 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.
16:22 It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
16:23 In hell, he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.
16:24 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.'
16:25 "But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in like manner, bad things. But now here he is comforted and you are in anguish.
16:26 Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'
16:27 "He said, 'I ask you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house;
16:28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, so they won't also come into this place of torment.'
16:29 "But Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.'
16:30 "He said, 'No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
16:31 "He said to him, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.'"
1:1 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
1:2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
1:3 His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
1:4 having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
1:5 For to which of the angels did he say at any time, "You are my Son. Today have I become your father?" and again, "I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son?"
1:6 Again, when he brings in the firstborn into the world he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him."
1:7 Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire."
1:8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom.
1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows."
1:10 And, "You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
1:11 They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.
1:12 As a mantle, you will roll them up, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years will not fail."
1:13 But which of the angels has he told at any time, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?"
1:14 Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
2:1 Therefore we ought to pay greater attention to the things that were heard, lest perhaps we drift away.
2:2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense;
2:3 how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation--which at the first having been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;
2:4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders, by various works of power, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will?
2:5 For he didn't subject the world to come, of which we speak, to angels.
2:6 But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is man, that you think of him? Or the son of man, that you care for him?
2:7 You made him a little lower than the angels. You crowned him with glory and honor.
2:8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet."For in that he subjected all things to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we don't see all things subjected to him, yet.
2:9 But we see him who has been made a little lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for everyone.
2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many children to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
2:11 For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,
2:12 saying, "I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."
2:13 Again, "I will put my trust in him." Again, "Behold, here I am with the children whom God has given me."
2:14 Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
2:15 and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
2:16 For most certainly, he doesn't give help to angels, but he gives help to the seed of Abraham.
2:17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.
2:18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.