Luke 16:22

And 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;

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe that the begger died, and was caried by the Angels into Abrahams bosome: the rich man also died, and was buried.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham's bosom: and the rich man also died, and was buried.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in time the poor man came to his end, and angels took him to Abraham's breast. And the man of wealth came to his end, and was put in the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried:
- Webster's Bible

But in course of time the beggar died; and he was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and had a funeral.
- Weymouth Bible

It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
- World English Bible

And it was don, that the begger diede, and was borun of aungels in to Abrahams bosum.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And it came to pass, that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the messengers to the bosom of Abraham -- and the rich man also died, and was buried;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:22


16:22 And the beggar - Worn out with hunger, and pain, and want of all things, died: and was carried by angels (amazing change of the scene!) into Abraham's bosom - So the Jews styled paradise; the place where the souls of good men remain from death to the resurrection. The rich man also died, and was buried - Doubtless with pomp enough, though we do not read of his lying in state; that stupid, senseless pageantry, that shocking insult on a poor, putrefying carcass, was reserved for our enlightened age!


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:22


Lu 16:22 The beggar died. What became of his body is not stated. It may have been vast into the potter's field. Was carried by the angels. Here is one who in his life had not a single friend, and now, suddenly, not one, but many angels wait upon him (Luther). His body may have had no pall-bearers, but angels carried his soul. Into Abraham's bosom. The place of rest where Abraham welcomed his children; heavenly bliss. The Jews spoke of those who went to Abraham's heavenly abode as in Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried. We are to infer that he had a splendid burial; his body was placed in a costly tomb, but where was "he"?

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