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Jesus tells the parable of the shrewd manager
Jesus told the parable of the shrewd manager to his disciples, and taught them about faithfulness.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crafty
Crafty [Heb. ḥāḵām] (2 S. 13:3); AV SUBTIL; NEB SHREWD; [‘ārōm, ‘ārûm] (Job 5:12; 15:5; Ps. 83:3); NEB also DECEIT (Job 15:5), CUNNING (Ps. 83:3); [Gk. panoúrgos] (2 Cor. 12:16); NEB UNSCRUPULOUS; CRAFTINESS [Heb. ‘ōrem (Job 5:13); Gk. panourgía]; NEB also TRICK (Lk. 20:23), CUNNING (1 Cor.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Craftiness, Crafty
CRAFTINESS, CRAFTY. These terms are used for cunning or guile. Crafty refers to one who is sly and tricky in getting his own way (Job 5:12–13; 15:5; 1 Cor 3:19), or who is even unscrupulous or deceitful (Lk 20:23; 2 Cor 4:2; Eph 4:14). Paul caustically quotes the Corinthians’ opinion of him in 2 Cor
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Craftiness, Crafty
CRAFTINESS, CRAFTY (Heb. ˓āram, to “be bare,” “cunning,” “subtlety”; Gk. panourgia, “adroitness,” “unscrupulousness”). The terms used in the Bible as applied to the sly, subtle, wily, deceitful, and fraudulent. The NASB also renders “shrewd,” “crafty,” etc. (Job 5:12–13; Ps. 83:3; Luke 20:23; 1 Cor.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Craftiness
CRAFTINESS — the use of trickery or underhanded means to achieve an objective. The serpent was more crafty (Gen. 3:1, NASB, REB, NIV; subtle, KJV) than any wild creature that God made. The apostle Paul wrote, “The serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness” (2 Cor. 11:3).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CRAFT; CRAFTINESS; CRAFTY
CRAFT; CRAFTINESS; CRAFTY<kraft>, <kraf’-ti-nes>, <kraf’-ti>, ([πανουργία, panourgia]), ([πανου̂ργος, panourgos]): The original meaning is that of “ability to do anything,” universally applied in a bad sense to unscrupulous wickedness, that stops short of no measure, however reprehensible, in order
JUGGLERY
JUGGLERY<jug’-ler-i> [γοητία, goetia]: The word occurs once in 2 Macc 12:24 the Revised Version margin (the King James Version “craft,” the Revised Version (British and American) “crafty guile”).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Craft, Craftiness, Crafty
CRAFT, kraft, CRAFTINESS, krafʹti-nes (πανουργία, panourgía), CRAFTY, krafʹti (πανοῦργος, panoúrgos): The original meaning is that of “ability to do anything,” universally applied in a bad sense to unscrupulous wickedness, that stops short of no measure, however reprehensible, in order to attain
Jugglery
JUGGLERY, jugʹlēr-i (γοητία, goētía): The word occurs once in 2 Macc 12:24 RVm (AV “craft,” RV “crafty guile”).
Key passages
Lk 16:1–13

And he also said to the disciples, “A certain man was rich, who had a manager. And charges were brought to him that this person was squandering his possessions. And he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give the account of your management, …

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