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MATT,

MARK,

LUKE.

CHAP. XV.

a far country, and there wast-
ed his substance with riotous
living.
14 And when he had spent all,
there arose a mighty famine in
that land ; and he began to be
1In Want.
15 And he went and joined
himself to a citizen of that coun-
try; and he sent him into his
fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have
filled his belly with the husks
that the swine did eat: and no
man gave unto him.
17 And when he came to him-
self, he said, How many hired
servants of my father's have
bread enough, and to spare, and
I perish with hunger!
18 I will arise, and go to my
father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against
heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy
to be called thy son: make me
as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to
his father. But when he was yet
a great way off, his father saw
him, and had compassion, and
ran, and fell on his neck, and
kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him,
Father, Ihave sinned againsthea-
ven,and in thy sight, and am no
more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his
servants, Bring forth the best
robe, and put it on him ; and put
a ring on his hand, and shoes on
his feet.
23 And bring hither the fat-
ted calf, and kill it ; and let us
eat, and be merry :

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JOHN. MATT. MARK. LUKE. JOHN. CHAP. XV.

24 For this my son was dead,
and is alive again; he was lost,
and is found. And they began
to be merry.
25 Now his elder son was in
the field : and as he came and
drew nigh to the house, he heard
music and dancing.
26 And he called one of the
servants, and asked what these
things meant.
27 And he said unto him, Thy
brother is come; and thy father
hath killed the fatted calf, be-
cause he hath received him safe
and sound.
28 And he was angry, and
would not go in: therefore came
his father out and intreated him.
29 And he, answering, said to
his father, Lo, these many years
do I serve thee, neither trans-
gressed I at any time thy com-
mandment : and yet thou never
gavest me a kid, that I might
make merrv with my friends :
30 But as soon as this thy son
was come, which hath devoured
thy living with harlots,thou hast
killed for him the fatted calf.
31 And he said unto him,
Son, thou art ever with me, and
all that I have is thine.
32 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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MATT. MARK. LUKE. JOHN.

CHAP. XVI.

man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 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. 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. 4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. s 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: 6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ? And he said an hundread measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Takethybill,and write fourscore. 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. 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. 1O 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.

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MATT. MARK, LUKE. JOHN. CHAP. XVI.

11 If therefore ye have not
been faithful in the unrighteous
mammon, who will commit to
your trust the true riches 2
12 And if ye have not been
faithful in that which is another
man's, who shall 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 the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon.
14 || And the Pharisees also,
who were covetous, heard all
these things: and they derided
him.
15 And he said unto them, Ye
are they which justifyyourselves
before men; but God knoweth
your hearts : for that which is
highly esteemed among men is
abomination in the sight of God.
16 The law and the prophets
were until John : since that time
the kingdom of God is preached,
and every man presseth into it.
17 And it is easier for heaven
and earth to pass, than one tittle
of the law to fail.
18 Whosoever putteth away
his wife, and marrieth another,
committeth adultery: and who-
soever marrieth her that is put
away from her husband,commit-
teth adultery. -
19 || There was a certain rich
man, which was clothed in pur-
ple and fine linen, and fared
sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain
beggar named Lazarus, which
was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed

MATT. MARK, LUKE. . JOHN. CHAP. XVI.

with the crumbs which fell from
the rich man’s table: moreover,
the dogs came and licked his sores.
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.
23 Aud in hell he lifted up his
eyes, being in torments, and
seeth Abraham afar off, and La-
zarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Fa-
ther 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.
25 But Abraham said, Son,
remember that thou in thy life-
time receivedst thy good things,
and likewise Lazarus evil
things: but now he is comfort-
ed, and thou art tormented.
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.
27 Then he said, I pray thee,
therefore, father, that thou
wouldest send him to my father's
house:
28 For I have five brethren ;
that he may testify unto them,
lest they also come into this place
of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him,
They have Moses and the pro-
phets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father
Abraham : but if one went unto
them from the dead, they will
repent.

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