7"Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' " 'A thousand bushelsa of wheat,' he replied. "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'8"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world1 are more shrewd2 in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.39I tell you, use worldly wealth4 to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.510"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much,6 and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth,7 who will trust you with true riches?12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?13"No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."814
The Pharisees, who loved money,9 heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.1015
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves11 in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts.12 What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight.
16"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John.13 Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached,14 and everyone is forcing his way into it.17It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.15