Chapter 16
She also said to her disciples, "There was a certain rich woman who had a manager. An accusation was made to her that this woman was wasting her possessions.
She called her, and said to her, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
"The manager said within herself, 'What will I do, seeing that my domina is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.
I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'
Calling each one of her domina's debtors to her, she said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my domina?'
She said, 'A hundred batos of oil.' She said to her, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'
Then said she to another, 'How much do you owe?' She said, 'A hundred cors of wheat.' She said to her, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'
"Hers domina commended the dishonest manager because she had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.
I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.
She who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. She who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
No servant can serve two masters, for either she will hate the one, and love the other; or else she will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve God and mammon."
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at her.
She said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of women, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among women is an abomination in the sight of God.
The law and the prophets were until Johanna. From that time the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing her way into it.
But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the law to fall.
Everyone who divorces her husband, and marries another, commits adultery. She who marries one who is divorced from a wife commits adultery.
"Now there was a certain rich woman, and she was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.
A certain beggar, named Lazarus, was laid at her gate, full of sores,
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich woman's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked her sores.
It happened that the beggar died, and that she was carried away by the angels to Abrahai's bosom. The rich woman also died, and was buried.
In Hades, she lifted up her eyes, being in torment, and saw Abrahai far off, and Lazarus at her bosom.
She cried and said, 'Mother Abrahai, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that she may dip the tip of her finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.'
"But Abrahai said, 'Daughter, remember that you, in your lifetime, received your good things, and Lazarus, in like manner, bad things. But now here she is comforted and you are in anguish.
Besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that those who want to pass from here to you are not able, and that none may cross over from there to us.'
"She said, 'I ask you therefore, mother, that you would send her to my mother's house;
for I have five sisters, that she may testify to them, so they won't also come into this place of torment.'
"But Abrahai said to her, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.'
"She said, 'No, mother Abrahai, but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
"She said to her, 'If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if one rises from the dead.'"