Luke 16:1-7 CEB

Faithfulness with money

1 Jesus also said to the disciples, “A certain rich man heard that his household manager was wasting his estate.

References for Luke 16:1

      2 He 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.
      4 I 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?'
      6 He 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.'

      References for Luke 16:6

        • † 16:6 - Or <i>one hundred jugs </i>(approximately nine gallons each)
          7 Then the manager said to another, ‘How much do you owe?' He said, ‘One thousand bushels of wheat.'b He said, ‘Take your contract and write eight hundred.'

          References for Luke 16:7

            • ‡ 16:7 - Or <i>eighty measures </i>(ten to twelve bushels each)