The parable of the unjust steward.
Luke 16:1 And he sayd also vnto his disciples. Ther was a certayne rych man which had a stewarde that was acused vnto him that he had wasted his goodes. Luke 16:2 And he called him and sayd vnto him: How is it that I heare this of the? Geve a comptes of thy steward shippe: For thou mayste be no longer stewarde. Luke 16:3 The stewarde sayd wt in him selfe: what shall I do? for my master will take awaye fro me ye stewarde shippe. I canot digge and to begge I am ashamed. Luke 16:4 I woote what to do yt when I am put out of ye stewardshippe they maye receave me into their houses. Luke 16:5 Then called he all his masters detters and sayd vnto ye fyrst: how moche owest thou vnto my master? Luke 16:6 And he sayd: an hondred tonnes of oyle. And he sayd to him: take thy bill and syt doune quickly and wryte fiftie. Luke 16:7 Then sayd he to another: what owest thou? And he sayde: an hondred quarters of wheate. He sayd to him: Take thy bill and write foure scoore. Luke 16:8 And the lorde comended the vniust stewarde because he had done wysly. For ye chyldren of this worlde are in their kynde wyser then ye chyldren of lyght. Luke 16:9 And I saye also vnto you: make you frendes of the wicked mammon that when ye shall departe they may receave you into everlastinge habitacions. Luke 16:10 He that is faithfull in that which is leste ye same is faithfull in moche. And he yt is vnfaithfull in ye least: is vnfaithfull also in moche. Luke 16:11 So then yf ye have not ben faithfull in ye wicked mamon? who will beleve you in that which is true? Luke 16:12 And yf ye have not bene faithfull in another manes busines: who shall geve you youre awne?
Luke 16:13 No servaunt can serve .ii. masters for other he shall hate ye one and love ye other or els he shall lene to the one and despyse the other. Ye can not serve God and mammon.
Christ reproveth the hypocrisy of the covetous Pharisees.
Luke 16:14 All these thinges herde the pharises also which were coveteous and they mocked him. Luke 16:15 And he sayd vnto the: Ye are they which iustifie youre selves before me: but God knoweth youre hertes. For ye which is highlie estemed amoge me is abhominable in yt sight of god Luke 16:16 The lawe and the Prophetes raygned vntyll the tyme of Iohn: and sence that tyme the kyngdom of God is preached and every man stryveth to goo in. Luke 16:17 Soner shall heven and erth perisshe then one tytle of the lawe shall perisshe. Luke 16:18 Whosoever forsaketh his wyfe and marieth another breaketh matrimony. And every man which marieth her that is devorsed from her husbande committeth advoutry also.
The rich glutton, and Lazarus the beggar.
Luke 16:19 Ther was a certayne ryche man which was clothed in purple and fyne bysse and fared deliciously every daye. Luke 16:20 And ther was a certayne begger named Lazarus whiche laye at his gate full of soores Luke 16:21 desyringe to be refresshed with the cromes whiche fell from the ryche manes borde. Neverthelesse the dogges came and licked his soores. Luke 16:22 And yt fortuned that the begger dyed and was caried by the angelles into Abrahas bosome. The riche man also died and was buried. Luke 16:23 And beinge in hell in tormetes he lyfte vp his eyes and sawe Abraham a farre of and Lazarus in his bosome Luke 16:24 and he cryed and sayd: father Abraham have mercy on me and sende Lazarus that he maye dippe the tippe of his fynger in water and cole my tonge: for I am tourmented in this flame. Luke 16:25 But Abraha sayd vnto him Sonne remembre that thou in thy lyfe tyme receavedst thy pleasure and contrary wyse Lazarus payne. Now therfore is he comforted and thou art punysshed. Luke 16:26 Beyonde all this bitwene you and vs ther is a greate space set so that they which wolde goo from thence to you cannot: nether maye come from thence to vs. Luke 16:27 Then he sayd: I praye the therfore father send him to my fathers housse. Luke 16:28 For I have fyve brethren: for to warne the left they also come into this place of tourmet. Luke 16:29 Abraha sayd vnto him: they have Moses and the Prophetes let them heare them. Luke 16:30 And he sayd: naye father Abraham but yf one came vnto the from the ded they wolde repent. Luke 16:31 He sayd vnto him: If they heare not Moses and ye prophetes nether will they beleve though one roose from deeth agayne.