Luke 16:1-10 (New American Standard)

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The Unrighteous Steward

1 Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had 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 hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3 "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my bmaster is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. 4 'I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.' 5 "And he summoned each one of his cmaster's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?' 6 "And he said, 'A hundred dmeasures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 7 "Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred emeasures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.' 8 "And his fmaster praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of 2this age are more shrewd in relation to their own gkind than the 3sons of light. 9 "And I say to you, 4make friends for yourselves by means of the h5wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, 6they will receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10 "7He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
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