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    CHAPTERS: Luke 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Luke 16:23

    και 2532 εν 1722 τω 3588 αδη 86 επαρας 1869 5660 τους 3588 οφθαλμους 3788 αυτου 846 υπαρχων 5225 5723 εν 1722 βασανοις 931 ορα 3708 5719 τον 3588 αβρααμ 11 απο 575 μακροθεν 3113 και 2532 λαζαρον 2976 εν 1722 τοις 3588 κολποις 2859 αυτου 846

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And lifting up his
    eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom:

    King James Bible - Luke 16:23

    And in hell he
    lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

    World English Bible

    In Hades, he lifted up his
    eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus at his bosom.

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-03 iv.xi.ix Pg 14, Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 45, Anf-03 iv.xi.vii Pg 3, Anf-09 iv.iii.xxix Pg 26, Npnf-101 vii.1.CLXVI Pg 75, Npnf-101 vi.IX.III Pg 11, Npnf-101 vii.1.LXXVIII Pg 29, Npnf-104 iv.ix.xxxv Pg 16, Npnf-105 xvii.v.viii Pg 3, Npnf-105 Pg 3, Npnf-105 xii.lxix Pg 4, Npnf-108 ii.XXXVII.1 Pg 43, Npnf-108 ii.XXXVII.2 Pg 9, Npnf-108 ii.LXX Pg 46, Npnf-108 ii.CIX Pg 33, Npnf-110 IV_1 Pg 116, Npnf-113 iii.iv.xxv Pg 61, Npnf-113 iv.iii.ix Pg 8, Npnf-206 v.XXXIX Pg 51

    World Wide Bible Resources

    Luke 16:23

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-03 iv.xi.ix Pg 14
    Luke xvi. 23, 24.

    By these features also the souls of the martyrs under the altar are distinguished and known. The soul indeed which in the beginning was associated with Adam’s body, which grew with its growth and was moulded after its form proved to be the germ both of the entire substance (of the human soul) and of that (part of) creation.

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 45
    Luke xvi. 23.

    and from a distance too, except to a superior height, and from the said distance all up through the vast immensity of height and depth. It must therefore be evident to every man of intelligence who has ever heard of the Elysian fields, that there is some determinate place called Abraham’s bosom, and that it is designed for the reception of the souls of Abraham’s children, even from among the Gentiles (since he is “the father of many nations,” which must be classed amongst his family), and of the same faith as that wherewithal he himself believed God, without the yoke of the law and the sign of circumcision. This region, therefore, I call Abraham’s bosom. Although it is not in heaven, it is yet higher than hell,4846

    4846 Sublimiorem inferis. [Elucidation VIII.]

    and is appointed to afford an interval of rest to the souls of the righteous, until the consummation of all things shall complete the resurrection of all men with the “full recompense of their reward.”4847


    Anf-03 iv.xi.vii Pg 3
    Luke xvi. 23, 24.

    Do you suppose that this end of the blessed poor man and the miserable rich man is only imaginary? Then why the name of Lazarus in this narrative, if the circumstance is not in (the category of) a real occurrence? But even if it is to be regarded as imaginary, it will still be a testimony to truth and reality. For unless the soul possessed corporeality, the image of a soul could not possibly contain a finger of a bodily substance; nor would the Scripture feign a statement about the limbs of a body, if these had no existence. But what is that which is removed to Hades1535

    1535 Ad inferna. [See p. 59, supra.]

    after the separation of the body; which is there detained; which is reserved until the day of judgment; to which Christ also, on dying, descended? I imagine it is the souls of the patriarchs. But wherefore (all this), if the soul is nothing in its subterranean abode?  For nothing it certainly is, if it is not a bodily substance. For whatever is incorporeal is incapable of being kept and guarded in any way; it is also exempt from either punishment or refreshment. That must be a body, by which punishment and refreshment can be experienced. Of this I shall treat more fully in a more fitting place. Therefore, whatever amount of punishment or refreshment the soul tastes in Hades, in its prison or lodging,1536

    1536 Diversorio.

    in the fire or in Abraham’s bosom, it gives proof thereby of its own corporeality. For an incorporeal thing suffers nothing, not having that which makes it capable of suffering; else, if it has such capacity, it must be a bodily substance. For in as far as every corporeal thing is capable of suffering, in so far is that which is capable of suffering also corporeal.1537

    1537 Compare De Resur. Carnis, xvii. There is, however, some variation in Tertullian’s language on this subject.  In his Apol. xlviii. he speaks as if the soul could not suffer when separated from the body. See also his De Testimonio Animæ, ch. iv., p. 177, supra; and see Bp. Kaye, p. 183.

    Edersheim Bible History

    Lifetimes ix.xviii Pg 143.1

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 16

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    Ps 9:17; 16:10; 49:15; 86:13 Pr 5:5; 7:27; 9:18; 15:24 Isa 14:9,15


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