Luke 16:1-7 NIV

The Parable of the Shrewd Manager

1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.1

References for Luke 16:1

2 So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.'
3 "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg--
4 I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
5 "So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
6 " 'Eight hundred gallonsa of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'

References for Luke 16:6

    • a 16:6 - Greek "one hundred batous" (probably about 3 kiloliters)
      7 "Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' " 'A thousand bushelsb of wheat,' he replied. "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'

      References for Luke 16:7

        • b 16:7 - Greek "one hundred korous" (probably about 35 kiloliters)