New International Version
"'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
King James Bible
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Darby Bible Translation
But he said, Nay, father Abraham, but if one from the dead should go to them, they will repent.
World English Bible
"He said, 'No, father Abraham, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he said, No, father Abraham, but if any one from the dead may go unto them, they will reform.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If one went to them from the dead, etc. - Many are desirous to see an inhabitant of the other world, and converse with him, in order to know what passes there. Make way! Here is a damned soul, which Jesus Christ has evoked from the hell of fire! Hear him! Hear him tell of his torments! Hear him utter his regrets! "But we cannot see him." No: God has, in his mercy, spared you for the present this punishment. How could you bear the sight of this damned spirit? Your very nature would fail at the appearance. Jesus keeps him as it were behind the curtain, and holds a conversation with him in your hearing, which you have neither faith nor courage sufficient to hold with him yourselves.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Unjust Steward
Eversley, 1866. NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Luke xvi. 8. "And the Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely." None of our Lord's parables has been as difficult to explain as this one. Learned and pious men have confessed freely, in all ages, that there is much in the parable which they cannot understand; and I am bound to confess the same. The puzzle is, plainly, why our Lord should SEEM to bid us to copy the conduct of a bad man and a cheat. For this is the usual interpretation. …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 7. "Faithful in that which is Least" (Luke xvi. 10).
The Good Steward
The Rich Man and Lazarus
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'
"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"
Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
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