1Now He was alsosaying to the disciples, "There was a richmanwhohad a manager, and this manager was areported to him as 1squandering his possessions.2"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hearabout you? Give an accounting of your management, for you cannolonger be manager.'3"The managersaid to himself, 'What shall I do, since my bmaster is taking the managementaway from me? I am not strongenough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.4'I knowwhat I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.'5"And he summonedeachone of his cmaster'sdebtors, and he began saying to the first, 'Howmuch do you owe my master?'6"And he said, 'A hundreddmeasures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sitdownquickly and writefifty.'7"Then he said to another, 'And howmuch do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundredemeasures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and writeeighty.'8"And his fmasterpraised the unrighteousmanagerbecause he had actedshrewdly; for the sons of 2thisage are moreshrewd in relation to their owngkindthan the 3sons of light.9"And I say to you, 4makefriends for yourselves by means of the h5wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, 6they will receive you into the eternaldwellings.10"7He who is faithful in a verylittlething is faithfulalso in much; and he who is unrighteous in a verylittlething is unrighteousalso in much.