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The Rich Man and Lazarus for Kids - Short Story

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An Introduction to the Story of the Rich Man and Lazarus

The Rich man and Lazarus is a popular parable of Jesus found in the Gospel of Luke. This story is a source of learning the importance of love for mankind.

This is the story of a rich man who used to live an extravagant luxury life. A very poor and unfortunate man called Lazarus used to live outside the entrance of the house of the rich man.

The Rich man and Lazarus

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Read the full story of the rich man and Lazarus for kids to know what happened when both of them died.

Story of Rich Man and Lazarus

Every day Lazarus came to the gate of the rich man in the hope of leftover food from his table. He used to live hungry all the time and no one helped him.

The Rich man and Lazarus

The Rich man and Lazarus

The rich man never helped Lazarus as he never offered food or love to him. One day, the poor man died and angels took him to Father Abraham's side.

After a few days, the Rich man also died and went to hell. He was in great pain. He saw Lazarus with Abraham in heaven.

The Rich man in hell and Lazarus with Abraham

The Rich man in hell and Lazarus with Abraham 

He requested Abraham to help him. Abraham told the Rich man that he lived his whole life happily and never helped Lazarus. “Now you will suffer and Lazarus will live peacefully in the afterlife,” Abrahan further added.

The rich man begged Abraham to send Lazarus home and warn his five brothers so that they would not face the torture of hell. However, his requests were refused by Abraham.


The story of the Bible is a great source of knowledge and life lessons. 

Kids follow the values that we provide them in childhood. Kids should read the story of the rich man and Lazarus so that they can understand the importance of love and generosity for mankind.

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FAQs on The Rich Man and Lazarus for Kids - Short Story

1. What is the moral of the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man?

The story of the rich man and Lazarus is a great table as well as a powerful reminder that we will pay for our sins and the wrong that we have done on earth when we die. Therefore, we should have love and care in ourselves for our fellow humans. In this story, the Rich Man went to hell after his death as he never helped the poor person who was living outside his house. He spent his life wasting money. He never showed love and care for mankind.

2. What happened when the Rich Man and the Lazarus died?

When Lazarus died he went to heaven with angels, whereas when the rich man died, he went to hell. The Rich Man received hell because of the works and sins that he had done throughout his life. He suffered the torture of hell.