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The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (the Jefferson Bible), by Thomas Jefferson, [1902], at


Parable of the Rich Man.

AND he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

2 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

3 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

4 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

5 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

6 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

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