And he said also unto the disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he was wasting his goods.2And he called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear of thee? render the account of thy stewardship; for thou canst be no longer steward.3And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, seeing that my lord taketh away the stewardship from me? I have not strength to dig; to beg I am ashamed.4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.5And calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?6And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bond, and sit down quickly and write fifty.7Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. He saith unto him, Take thy bond, and write fourscore.8And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.9And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.10He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.14
And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him.
And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.16The law and the prophets [were] until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man entereth violently into it.17But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.18Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth one that is put away from a husband committeth adultery.