Luke 16:1–9

The Unrighteous Steward

1 Now He was also saying to the disciples, There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was 1reported to him as asquandering his possessions.

2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’

3 The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my 1master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

4 I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.’

5 And he summoned each one of his 1master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

6 And he said, ‘A hundred 1measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’

7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred 1measures of wheat.’ He * said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’

8 And his 1master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of athis age are more shrewd in relation to their own 2kind than the bsons of light.

9 And I say to you, amake friends for yourselves by means of the 1bwealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, cthey will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

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