The Rich Man and Lazarus
"There was a rich man who was clothed in e purple and fine linen and f who feasted sumptuously every day.
And at his gate g was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
who desired to be fed with h what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
The poor man died and was carried by i the angels j to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried,
and in k Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and l saw Abraham far off and Lazarus j at his side.
And he called out, m 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and n cool my tongue, for o I am in anguish in this flame.'
But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that p you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.'
And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house -
for I have five brothers - so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'
But Abraham said, 'They have q Moses and the Prophets; r let them hear them.'
And he said, 'No, s father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
He said to him, 'If they do not hear q Moses and the Prophets, t neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a great golden crown and a robe of fine linen and purple, and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced.
Alas, alas, for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, adorned with gold, with jewels, and with pearls!
You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple.
She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
They said to her, "You are out of your mind." But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, "It is his angel!
Hebrews 1:13 - 14
And to which of the angels has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?
And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God.
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table close to Jesus.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
Matthew 8:11 - 12
I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.
And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.
They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?
They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did.
Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?
And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples that wage war against Jerusalem: their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
"And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh."
Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol.
From men by your hand, O Lord, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. You fill their womb with treasure; they are satisfied with children, and they leave their abundance to their infants.
He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.
John 5:45 - 47
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope.
And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.
But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.
Matthew 28:11 - 15
While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.
John 12:10 - 11
So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well.