There was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, feasting splendidly every day. And a certain poor man named Lazarus had been laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with that which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
But it came to pass that the poor man died and was carried by angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.
But Abraham said: Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and Lazarus likewise evil things; but now here he is comforted and thou art tormented. And in all these regions between us and you a great chasm is fixed, so that they that would pass hence to you cannot, neither can they pass thence to us.
And he said: I pray thee then, father, that thou wouldst send him to my father’s house; for I have five brothers: that he may earnestly testify to them, lest they themselves also come to this place of torment.
But Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets: let them hear them. And he said: No, father Abraham; but if one from the dead should go to them, they will repent.
But he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one should rise from the dead.
I say to you, my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after this have no more that they can do. I will show you whom you shall fear: Fear him who after he has killed has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I say to you, fear him.
If thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go away into hell, into the unquenchable fire. If thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having two feet to be thrown into hell. If thy eye offend thee, pull it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be thrown into hell, Where their worm dies not and the fire is not quenched.
He that sows the good seed is the Son of man: the field is the world: the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the wicked one: the enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the conclusion of the age, and the reapers are angels. As then the tares are collected and burned in fire, so shall it be in the conclusion of the age.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause offense, and them that do iniquity, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.
The kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hid in the field, which a man found and hid, and for joy over it he went and sold all that he had, and bought that field.
Again: the kingdom of the heavens is like a man, a merchant seeking goodly pearls: when he had found one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.
The kingdom of the heavens is like a net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to the shore, and sitting down they gathered the good into baskets, but threw the bad away. So shall it be in the conclusion of the age: the angels shall come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Underworld of the Dead; Hell
The wicked shall return to the nether-world, Even all the nations that forget God. Ps.9:17
The LORD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God. Ps. 14:2
Most of us don’t stop to consider if today is our last breath. Image if you only had 24 hours to live. If you like it or not there’s such a thing as a resurrection. There’s a resurrection of life and a resurrection of death. (Two types of resurrections). You will come alive again.
Shall come forth, those that have done good, to the resurrection of life; those that have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. Jn. 5:29
Righteous people long to see what
you see, but did not see it, and to hear
what you hear but not hear it.