This page contains a text in Old Church Slavonic with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for Old Church Slavonic Online in EIEOL), and general information about the Old Church Slavonic language and its speakers' culture.
рєчє жє притъчѫ к н҄имъ глагол҄ѧ чловѣкѹ єтєрѹ богатѹ ѹгобьѕи сѧ н҄ива | и мъішл҄јаашє в сєбѣ глагол҄ѧ чьто сътвор҄ѭ јако нє имамь къдє събьрати плодъ моихъ | и рєчє сє сътвор҄ѭ разор҄ѭ житьницѧ моѧ и бол҄ьшѧ съзиждѫ и събєрѫ тѹ вьсја жита моја и добро моє | рєкѫ дѹши моєи дѹшє имаши мъного добро лєжѧштє на лѣта мънога
почиваи јаждь пии вєсєли сѧ | рєчє жє ємѹ богъ бєзѹмьнє въ сьѭ ношть дѹшѫ твоѭ истѧѕаѭтъ отъ тєбє а јажє ѹготова комѹ бѫдєтъ | тако вьсакъ събираѧи сєбѣ нє въ богъ богатѣѧ
(12:16) And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: (17) And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? (18) 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. (19) 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. (20) 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? (21) So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.