1 And he said also unto his disciples, ‘A certain man was rich, who had a steward, and he was accused to him as scattering his goods; 2and having called him, he said to him, What is this I hear about thee? render the account of thy stewardship, for thou mayest not any longer be steward.
3 ‘And the steward said in himself, What shall I do, because my lord doth take away the stewardship from me? to dig I am not able, to beg I am ashamed:— 4I have known what I shall do, that, when I may be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me to their houses.
5 ‘And having called near each one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first, How much dost thou owe to my lord? 6and he said, A hundred baths of oil; and he said to him, Take thy bill, and having sat down write fifty.
8 ‘And the lord commended the unrighteous steward that he did prudently, because the sons of this age are more prudent than the sons of the light, in respect to their generation. 9and I say to you, Make to yourselves friends out of the mammon of unrighteousness, that when ye may fail, they may receive you to the age-during tabernacles.
10 ‘He who is faithful in the least, is also faithful in much; and he who in the least is unrighteous, is also unrighteous in much; 11if, then, in the unrighteous mammon ye became not faithful—the true who will entrust to you? 12and if in the other’s ye became not faithful—your own, who shall give to you?
13 ‘No domestic is able to serve two lords, for either the one he will hate, and the other he will love; or one he will hold to, and of the other he will be heedless; ye are not able to serve God and mammon.’ 14And also the Pharisees, being lovers of money, were hearing all these things, and were deriding him, 15and he said to them, ‘Ye are those declaring yourselves righteous before men, but God doth know your hearts; because that which among men is high, is abomination before God;
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