The parable of the unjust steward and 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.
Dicebat autem et ad discipulos suos : Homo quidam erat dives, qui habebat villicum : et hic diffamatus est apud illum quasi dissipasset bona ipsius.
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.
Et vocavit illum, et ait illi : Quid hoc audio de te? redde rationem villicationis tuae : jam enim non poteris villicare.
3 And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed.
Ait autem villicus intra se : Quid faciam? quia dominus meus aufert a me villicationem. Fodere non valeo, mendicare erubesco.
4 I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Scio quid faciam, ut, cum amotus fuero a villicatione, recipiant me in domos suas.
5 Therefore calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?
Convocatis itaque singulis debitoribus domini sui, dicebat primo : Quantum debes domino meo?
6 But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
At ille dixit : Centum cados olei. Dixitque illi : Accipe cautionem tuam : et sede cito, scribe quinquaginta.
7 Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write eighty.
Deinde alii dixit : Tu vero quantum debes? Qui ait : Centum coros tritici. Ait illi : Accipe litteras tuas, et scribe octoginta.
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.
Et laudavit dominus villicum iniquitatis, quia prudenter fecisset : quia filii hujus saeculi prudentiores filiis lucis in generatione sua sunt.
9 And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.
Et ego vobis dico : facite vobis amicos de mammona iniquitatis : ut, cum defeceritis, recipiant vos in aeterna tabernacula.
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.
Qui fidelis est in minimo, et in majori fidelis est : et qui in modico iniquus est, et in majori iniquus est.
11 If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true?
Si ergo in iniquo mammona fideles non fuistis quod verum est, quis credet vobis?
12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's; who will give you that which is your own?
Et si in alieno fideles non fuistis, quod vestrum est, quis dabit vobis?
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.
Nemo servus potest duobus dominis servire : aut enim unum odiet, et alterum diliget : aut uni adhaerebit, et alterum contemnet. Non potestis Deo servire et mammonae.
14 Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Audiebant autem omnia haec pharisaei, qui erant avari : et deridebant illum.
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.
Et ait illis : Vos estis qui justificatis vos coram hominibus : Deus autem novit corda vestra : quia quod hominibus altum est, abominatio est ante Deum.
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.
Lex et prophetae usque ad Joannem : ex eo regnum Dei evangelizatur, et omnis in illud vim facit.
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fall.
Facilius est autem caelum et terram praeterire, quam de lege unum apicem cadere.
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, committeth adultery.
Omnis qui dimittit uxorem suam et alteram ducit, moechatur : et qui dimissam a viro ducit, moechatur.
19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day.
Homo quidam erat dives, qui induebatur purpura et bysso, et epulabatur quotidie splendide.
20 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,
Et erat quidam mendicus, nomine Lazarus, qui jacebat ad januam ejus, ulceribus plenus,
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.
cupiens saturari de micis quae cadebant de mensa divitis, et nemo illi dabat : sed et canes veniebant, et lingebant ulcera ejus.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.
Factum est autem ut moreretur mendicus, et portaretur ab angelis in sinum Abrahae. Mortuus est autem et dives, et sepultus est in inferno.
23 And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom:
Elevans autem oculos suos, cum esset in tormentis, vidit Abraham a longe, et Lazarum in sinu ejus :
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.
et ipse clamans dixit : Pater Abraham, miserere mei, et mitte Lazarum ut intingat extremum digiti sui in aquam, ut refrigeret linguam meam, quia crucior in hac flamma.
25 And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things, but now he is comforted; and thou art tormented.
Et dixit illi Abraham : Fili, recordare quia recepisti bona in vita tua, et Lazarus similiter mala : nunc autem hic consolatur, tu vero cruciaris :
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.
et in his omnibus inter nos et vos chaos magnum firmatum est : ut hi qui volunt hinc transire ad vos, non possint, neque inde huc transmeare.
27 And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren,
Et ait : Rogo ergo te, pater, ut mittas eum in domum patris mei :
28 That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.
habeo enim quinque fratres : ut testetur illis, ne et ipsi veniant in hunc locum tormentorum.
29 And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Et ait illi Abraham : Habent Moysen et prophetas : audiant illos.
30 But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.
At ille dixit : Non, pater Abraham : sed si quis ex mortuis ierit ad eos, poenitentiam agent.
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.
Ait autem illi : Si Moysen et prophetas non audiunt, neque si quis ex mortuis resurrexerit, credent.