The Rich Man and Lazarus
"There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day.
"But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
"desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
"So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to o Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
"And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
"Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and p cool my tongue; for I q am tormented in this flame.'
"But Abraham said, 'Son, r remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.
'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'
"Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house,
'for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'
"Abraham said to him, s 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'
"And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
"But he said to him, t 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, u neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.' "
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
"And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh."
Mark 9:42 - 48
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.
They spend their days in wealth, And in a moment go down to the grave.
But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation.
You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.
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