16:19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
16:20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
16:25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
16:26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
16:27Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
16:28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.