The Rich Man and Lazarus
19 There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich mans table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried.23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. 24He called out, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.25But Abraham said, Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.27He said, Then, father, I beg you to send him to my fathers house28for I have five brothersthat he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.29Abraham replied, They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.30He said, No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.31He said to him, If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.
First Fruits and Tithes
26When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it,2you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name.3You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.4When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God,5you shall make this response before the Lord your God: A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous.6When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labour on us,7we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.8The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders;9and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.10So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me. You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God.11Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.