The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

1 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.

References for Luke 16:1

      2 And he summoned him [and] said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give the account of your management, because you can no longer manage.'

      References for Luke 16:2

        • a 16:2 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("summoned") has been translated as a finite verb
          3 And the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, because my master is taking away the management from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
          4 I know what I should do, so that when I am removed from the management they will welcome me into their homes!'
          5 And he summoned each one of his own master's debtors [and] said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

          References for Luke 16:5

            • b 16:5 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("summoned") has been translated as a finite verb
              6 And he said, 'A hundred measures of olive oil.' So he said to him, 'Take your promissory note and sit down quickly [and] write fifty.'

              References for Luke 16:6

                • c 16:6 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("sit down") has been translated as a finite verb
                  7 Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your promissory note and write eighty.'
                  8 And the master praised the dishonest manager, because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are shrewder than the sons of light with regard to their own generation.

                  References for Luke 16:8

                    • d 16:8 - Or "kind"
                      9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it runs out they will welcome you into the eternal dwellings.
                      10 "The one who [is] faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and the one who [is] dishonest in very little is also dishonest in much.
                      11 If then you have not been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true [riches]?

                      References for Luke 16:11

                        • e 16:11 - *The word "[riches]" is not in the Greek text but is implied
                          12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you your own?
                          13 No domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money."

                          Hypocrisy, Law, and the Kingdom of God

                          14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these [things], and they ridiculed him.

                          References for Luke 16:14

                              15 And he said to them, "You are the ones who justify themselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts! For [what is] [considered] exalted among men [is] an abomination in the sight of God.
                              16 "The law and the prophets [were] until John; from that time [on] the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is urgently pressed into it.

                              References for Luke 16:16

                                • f 16:16 - The verb is translated here as a passive; some English versions translate the verb as active ("forces [their way] into it")
                                  17 But it is easier [for] heaven and earth to pass away than [for] one stroke of a letter of the law to become invalid.

                                  On Divorce

                                  18 "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman divorced from [her] husband commits adultery.

                                  References for Luke 16:18

                                      The Rich Man and Lazarus

                                      19 "Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day.

                                      References for Luke 16:19

                                          20 And a certain poor man {named} Lazarus, covered with sores, lay at his gate,

                                          References for Luke 16:20

                                            • g 16:20 - Literally "by name"
                                              21 and was longing to be filled with what fell from the table of the rich man. But even the dogs came [and] licked his sores.

                                              References for Luke 16:21

                                                • h 16:21 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("came") has been translated as a finite verb
                                                  22 Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. And the rich man also died and was buried.

                                                  References for Luke 16:22

                                                    • i 16:22 - Literally "the bosom of Abraham"
                                                      23 And in Hades he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}.

                                                      References for Luke 16:23

                                                        • j 16:23 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("was") which is understood as temporal
                                                        • k 16:23 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("lifted up") has been translated as a finite verb
                                                        • l 16:23 - Literally "in his bosom"
                                                          24 And he called out [and] said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he could dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am suffering pain in this flame!'

                                                          References for Luke 16:24

                                                            • m 16:24 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("called out") has been translated as a finite verb
                                                              25 But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that you received your good [things] during your life, and Lazarus likewise bad [things]. But now he is comforted here, but you are suffering pain.
                                                              26 And in [addition to] all these [things], a great chasm has been established between us and you, so that those who want to cross over from here to you are not able [to do so], nor can they cross over from there to us.'

                                                              References for Luke 16:26

                                                                • n 16:26 - *The words "to do so" are not in the Greek text but are implied
                                                                  27 So he said, 'Then I ask you, father, that you send him to my father's house,
                                                                  28 for I have five brothers, so that he could warn them, in order that they also should not come to this place of torment!'
                                                                  29 But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they must listen to them.'
                                                                  30 And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent!'
                                                                  31 But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone rises from the dead.'"