Luke Chapter 16

Luke 16:1 Jesus said to his disciples:  There was a rich man who hired a manager to take care of his business. Later, he learned that his manager was wasted the rich man’s money.

Luke 16:2 Then the rich man called his manager and said to him.  I have heard bad things about you. Give me a report of what you have done with my money. You can not be my manager anymore.

Luke 16:3 The manager then said to himself: What will I do? My master is taking my job away from me. I am not strong enough to dig ditches. I am too proud to beg.

Luke 16:4 But now I know what I will do, I will do something to make friends, so that when I lose my job, they will welcome me into their homes.

Luke 16:5 Then the manager called all the people who owed the master.  He asked the first man: How much oil do you owe my master?

Luke 16:6The man answered him: I owe him 100 jars of oil.  The manager said to him, here is your bill. Hurry! Sit down and write it 50 jars of oil.

Luke 16:7 Then the manager asked another man: How much do you owe my master? The man answered and said, I owe him 100 measures of wheat. Then the manager said to him, here is your bill; write it for 80 measures of wheat.

Luke 16:8 The master told the dishonest manager that he had done a smart thing The people of this world look out for themselves better than the people who belong to the light.

Luke 8:9 I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of the unrighteousness, so that when it is all gone, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings

Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in little is dishonest also in much.

Luke 16:11 If you have not been faithful in the wealth of the unrighteous, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Luke 16:121 If you have not been faithful in that which is another mans, who will give you that which is your own?

Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will work hard to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and You can not think that money is as important as God.

Luke 16:14 When the Pharisees heard the things that Jesus said, they did not want to believe Him. They laughed at Him because they loved money.

Luke 16:15 Then Jesus said to the Pharisees: When people look at you, you want them to think that you are good people. But God knows what you are thinking. There are things that people think are very good and important, but God hate this thinking.

Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were important until the time when John the Baptist came; But from the time of John the Baptist, I have started to bring you the Good News about God who is King. Everyone is trying to force their way into where God is King.

Luke 16:17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.

Luke 16:18 Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Luke 16:19 Jesus said: There was a rich man who wore expensive clothes of purple. Every day ate the best food.

Luke 16:20 At the rich man’s gate was a poor beggar who lay there. His name was Lazarus. He was full of sores.

Luke 16:21 Lazarus covet to eat the food that fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores

Luke 16:22 The poor man, Lazarus, died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side in heaven. The rich man also died and was buried;

Luke 16:23 When the rich man opened his eyes in hell, he was suffering with a lot of pain. He saw Lazarus far away. Lazarus was with Abraham.

Luke 16:24 The rich man cried and said: Father Abraham, please have mercy for me and send Lazarus so that he can put his finger in water and touch my tongue, because I am suffering a lot with pain in this fire.

Luke 16:25 But Abraham said: Son, you must remember that in your life on earth you had all the good things and Lazarus had the bad things. Lazarus is now happy and comfortable, and you have a lot of pain.

Luke 16:26 There is a very deep hole between you and us. We can not go to you, and you can not come to us.

Luke 16:27The rich man said: Please send Lazarus to my father’s house.

Luke 16:28 The rich man said I have 5 brothers and he must warn them so that they do not come to this place of pain.

Luke 16:29 Abraham said to the rich man: Your brothers have the books of Moses and the books of the prophets. Your brothers must read them and listen to them.

Luke 16:30 But the rich man answered and said: but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.

Luke 16:31But Abraham said: If they don’t want to do what the books of Moses and the prophets say, then they will never listen to anyone who has died and comes back to them.