Jesus also said to the disciples, “A certain rich man heard that his household manager was wasting his estate. 2He called the manager in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give me a report of your administration because you can no longer serve as my manager.' 3“The household manager said to himself, What will I do now that my master is firing me as his manager? I'm not strong enough to dig and too proud to beg. 4I know what I'll do so that, when I am removed from my management position, people will welcome me into their houses. 5“One by one, the manager sent for each person who owed his master money. He said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?' 6He said, ‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil.'a The manager said to him, ‘Take your contract, sit down quickly, and write four hundred fifty gallons.'