Bible: Luk 16:19-31

The Rich Man and Lazarus

16:19There was a rich man who dressed in purple 1  and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously 2  every day. 16:20 But at his gate lay 3  a poor man named Lazarus 4  whose body was covered with sores, 5  16:21 who longed to eat 6  what fell from the rich man’s table. In addition, the dogs 7  came and licked 8  his sores.

16:22Now 9  the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. 10  The 11  rich man also died and was buried. 12  16:23 And in hell, 13  as he was in torment, 14  he looked up 15  and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. 16  16:24 So 17  he called out, 18 Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus 19  to dip the tip of his finger 20  in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish 21  in this fire.’ 22  16:25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, 23  remember that in your lifetime you received your good things and Lazarus likewise bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. 24  16:26 Besides all this, 25  a great chasm 26  has been fixed between us, 27  so that those who want to cross over from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ 16:27 So 28  the rich man 29  said, ‘Then I beg you, father – send Lazarus 30  to my father’s house 16:28 (for I have five brothers) to warn 31  them so that they don’t come 32  into this place of torment.’ 16:29 But Abraham said, 33 They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to 34  them.’ 16:30 Then 35  the rich man 36  said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead 37  goes to them, they will repent.’ 16:31 He 38  replied to him, ‘If they do not respond to 39  Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ 40 

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