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alive again; he was lost, and is found.

be merry.

And they began to

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he

came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and

dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what And he said unto him, Thy brother is

these things meant.

come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because

he hath received him safe and sound.

And he was angry,

and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and And he answering said to his father, Lo,

intreated him.

these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed 1 at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost and is found.

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There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 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. 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. resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another, And how much owest thou? and he said, An hundred measures of wheat.

Take thy bill, and write fourscore.

So he

And he said unto him,

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.

And I say unto you, Make to

yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting


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. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

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


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