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The New King James Version

Luke 16:1–13

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Parable of the Unjust Servant

16 He also said to His disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was 1wasting his goods. So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an aaccount of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’

“Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg. I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’

“So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ And he said, ‘A hundred 2measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred 3measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than bthe sons of light.

“And I say to you, cmake friends for yourselves by unrighteous 4mammon, that when 5you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home. 10 dHe who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. 11 Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your eown?

13 f“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

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squandering

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Gr. batos, same as Heb. bath; 8 or 9 gallons each

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Gr. koros, same as Heb. kor; 10 or 12 bushels each

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Lit., in Aram., wealth

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NU it fails

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