Life of Jesus
The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 "There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and
fared sumptuously every day.
20 "But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at
21 "desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.
Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 "So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's
bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
23 "And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar
off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 "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 cool my tongue; for I am
tormented in this flame.'
25 "But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good
things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are
26 '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
27 "Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my
28 'for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to
this place of torment.'
29 "Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'
30 "And he said, 'No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they
31 "But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will
they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.'"