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26 and dancing. And calling to him one of the servants, he inquired what these things meant. 27 And he said to him: Thy brother is come; and thy

father has killed the fatted calf, because he has re28 ceived him safe and sound. And he was angry, and

would not go in; and his father came out, and en29 treated him. And he answering said to his father: Lo, so many years do I serve thee, and never transgressed thy command; and to me thou never gavest a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But when this thy son came, who devoured thy

living with harlots, thou didst kill for him the fatted 31 calf. And he said to him: Child, thou art ever 32 with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet


that we should make merry, and be glad; because this thy brother was dead and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

XVI. AND he said also to the disciples: There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused to him as wasting his goods. 2 And having called him, he said to him: What is this

that I hear of thee? Give account of thy steward3 ship; for thou canst be no longer steward. Then the steward said within himself: What shall I do? for my master takes away from me the stewardship. 4 I am not able to dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

And having called to him each one of his master's 5 debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou to my master? And he said, A hundred measures 6 of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to 7 another, And how much owest thou? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him: Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And 8 the master commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely; because the sons of this world are in their generation wiser than the sons of light. And I say to you: Make to yourselves friends of the 9 mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it fails, they may receive you into the everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful 10 also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye were not faith- 11 ful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if ye were not faithful 12 in that which is another's, who will give to you your own? No servant can serve two masters; for 13 either he will hate the one, and love the other, or 72 he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye can

not serve God and Mammon.

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard 14 all these things; and they derided him. And he 15 said to them: Ye are they who justify themselves before men; but God knows your hearts; for that

which is highly esteemed among men is abomination before God.

16 The law and the prophets were until John; from

that time the good news of the kingdom of God is 17 published, and every man presses into it. And it is easier that heaven and earth should pass away, than that one tittle of the law should fail.



Every one who puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries her when put away from a husband commits adultery.

There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every 20 day. And there was a certain beggar named Laza21 rus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores, and de

siring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and 22 licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died; and he was borne away by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and 23 was buried; and in the underworld, lifting up his

eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham afar off, and 24 Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said: Fa

ther 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 25 flame. But Abraham said: Child, remember that in thy lifetime thou receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner his evil things; but now here, he is comforted and thou art tormented.

And besides all this, between us and you a great 26 gulf is fixed; 'that they who would pass from hence to you may not be able, nor those from thence pass over to us. Then he said: I pray thee therefore, 27 father, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house. For I have five brothers; that he may tes- 28 tify to them, that they may not also come into this place of torment. Abraham says to him: They 29 have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said: Nay, father Abraham; but if one 30 should go to them from the dead, they will repent. And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the 31 prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one should rise from the dead.

XVII. AND he said to his disciples: It is im- 1 possible that causes of offense should not come; but woe to him through whom they come! It were 2 better for him that a millstone were placed about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to offend.

Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times turn to thee saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.



And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our 5 faith. And the Lord said: If ye had faith as a 6 grain of mustard, ye would say to this sycamine

tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and planted in the sea; and it would have obeyed you.

7 And who of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say to him immediately, when he has come in from the field, Come and recline at 8 table; and will not rather say to him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken, and afterward thou 9 shalt eat and drink? Does he thank that servant, because he did the things that were commanded? 10 I think not. So also ye, when ye shall have done all the things that were commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.


And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, that he went through the midst of Samaria and 12 Galilee. And as he was entering into a certain vil

lage, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar 13 off. And they lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, 14 Master, have mercy on us. And seeing, he said to them: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, seeing that he was healed, turned 16 back, with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell

down on his face at his feet, giving thanks to him; 17 and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering

said: Were not the ten cleansed? And where are 18 the nine? Were none found returning to give glory

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