But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
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.
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.
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled.
And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
So he 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 said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
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, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
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;
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
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.
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
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.
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.
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 will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry.
And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them].
Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of [this] life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, [the same] shall be last of all, and servant of all.
But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who [should be] the greatest.
And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out [the inhabitants of] the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
1 Peter 1:24
For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1 Peter 1:14
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and [your] joy to heaviness.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
1 Peter 2:11
Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
1 Peter 4:3
For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
1 Peter 4:4
Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with [them] to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of [you]:
And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which [lieth] in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before [was] Kirjathsepher:
1 John 2:17
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
1 John 2:16
For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
2 Peter 2:18
For when they speak great swelling [words] of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, [through much] wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2 Peter 2:15
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2 Peter 2:13
And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2 Peter 2:12
But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
2 Timothy 3:7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Corinthians 7:30
And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
1 Corinthians 7:29
But this I say, brethren, the time [is] short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that [cometh] from God only?
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
1 Corinthians 7:31
And they that use this world, as not abusing [it]: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
1 Corinthians 10:6
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians 15:32
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
2 Timothy 3:6
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
2 Timothy 3:5
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:4
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2 Timothy 3:3
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:2
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 2:22
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:4
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
1 Timothy 5:6
But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth [is] heaviness.
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly [concerning] oppression: they speak loftily.
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them [as] a garment.
They [are] not in trouble [as other] men; neither are they plagued like [other] men.
For [there are] no bands in their death: but their strength [is] firm.
For I was envious at the foolish, [when] I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and [men] will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.
For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
What [is] the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full [cup] are wrung out to them.
And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.
So foolish [was] I, and ignorant: I was [as] a beast before thee.
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
As a dream when [one] awaketh; [so], O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
How are they [brought] into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.
Until I went into the sanctuary of God; [then] understood I their end.
When I thought to know this, it [was] too painful for me;
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend [against] the generation of thy children.
For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Verily I have cleansed my heart [in] vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
Behold, these [are] the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase [in] riches.
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
[Yet] his meat in his bowels is turned, [it is] the gall of asps within him.
[Though] he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, [though] he hide it under his tongue;
His bones are full [of the sin] of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
The eye also [which] saw him shall [see him] no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.
He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.
[Yet] he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where [is] he?
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
That the triumphing of the wicked [is] short, and the joy of the hypocrite [but] for a moment?
Knowest thou [not] this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
1 Samuel 8:20
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.
He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.
This [is] the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.
The increase of his house shall depart, [and his goods] shall flow away in the day of his wrath.
The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.
All darkness [shall be] hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors [are] upon him.
He shall flee from the iron weapon, [and] the bow of steel shall strike him through.
[When] he is about to fill his belly, [God] shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain [it] upon him while he is eating.
In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.
There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.
Because he hath oppressed [and] hath forsaken the poor; [because] he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;
That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow [it] down: according to [his] substance [shall] the restitution [be], and he shall not rejoice [therein].
1 Samuel 8:19
Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith?
[As for] Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as [other] people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.
But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird [sackcloth] upon [your] loins.
Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
And the glorious beauty, which [is] on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, [and] as the hasty fruit before the summer; which [when] he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
[There is] a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, [is] planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages [to put it] into a bag with holes.
Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down [shall be] in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and [that] which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.
Arise ye, and depart; for this [is] not [your] rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy [you], even with a sore destruction.
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only [son], and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
That chant to the sound of the viol, [and] invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.
And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.
I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:
I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all [kind of] fruits:
I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what [was] that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also [is] vanity.
All things [are] full of labour; man cannot utter [it]: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe [a man] with rags.
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
He that loveth pleasure [shall be] a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
I got [me] servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, [as] musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth [are] vanity.
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these [things] God will bring thee into judgment.
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all [things].
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek [it] out, yet he shall not find [it]; yea further; though a wise [man] think to know [it], yet shall he not be able to find [it].
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also [there is that] neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
For who knoweth what [is] good for man in [this] life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what [is] man the better?
And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what [can] the man [do] that cometh after the king? [even] that which hath been already done.
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all [was] vanity and vexation of spirit, and [there was] no profit under the sun.
And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.