New Living Translation
"The rich man replied, 'No, Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they will repent of their sins and turn to God.'
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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LibraryThe Follies of the Wise
'The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.'--LUKE xvi. 8. The parable of which these words are the close is remarkable in that it proposes a piece of deliberate roguery as, in some sort, a pattern for Christian people. The steward's conduct was neither more nor less than rascality, and yet, says Christ, 'Do like that!' The explanation is to be found mainly in the consideration that what was faithless sacrifice of his master's interests, on the part of the …
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Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don't just say to each other, 'We're safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.' That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
"The rich man shouted, 'Father Abraham, have some pity! Send Lazarus over here to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am in anguish in these flames.'
"But Abraham said, 'If they won't listen to Moses and the prophets, they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead.'"
Jesus responded, "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.
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