The Rich Man and Lazarus 19 There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 There was also a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores, who had been placed at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed the crumbs falling from the rich mans table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 It came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abrahams presence. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham from a distance and Lazarus in his presence. 24 So he cried out, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. For I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things. But now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf, so that those who would pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.
27 He said, Then I pray you, father, to send him to my fathers house, 28 for I have five brothers, to testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.
29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the Prophets. Let them hear them.
30 He said, No, father Abraham. But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.
31 He said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.
God's Word trumps personal experience/phenomena.