The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in (A)purple and fine linen and (B)who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate (C)was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with (D)what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by (E)the angels (F)to Abraham's side.[a] The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in (G)Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and (H)saw Abraham far off and Lazarus (I)at his side. 24 And he called out, (J)‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and (K)cool my tongue, for (L)I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that (M)you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have (N)Moses and the Prophets; (O)let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, (P)father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear (Q)Moses and the Prophets, (R)neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 16:22 Greek bosom; also verse 23

17 Whoever heeds instruction is on (A)the path to life,
    but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
    and whoever utters slander is a fool.
19 (B)When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    (C)but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the righteous is (D)choice silver;
    the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
    but fools die for (E)lack of sense.
22 (F)The blessing of the Lord makes rich,
    and he adds no sorrow with it.[a]
23 Doing wrong is (G)like a joke to a fool,
    but (H)wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
24 (I)What the wicked dreads (J)will come upon him,
    but (K)the desire of the righteous will be granted.
25 When (L)the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,
    but (M)the righteous is established forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
    so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27 (N)The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
    (O)but the years of the wicked will be short.
28 (P)The hope of the righteous brings joy,
    (Q)but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
29 (R)The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless,
    but destruction to evildoers.
30 (S)The righteous will never be removed,
    but (T)the wicked will not dwell in the land.
31 (U)The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
    but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous (V)know what is acceptable,
    but the mouth of the wicked, (W)what is perverse.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 10:22 Or and toil adds nothing to it

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