Luke 16:1-18 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He said also to his talmidim, "There was a certain rich man, who had a manager. The same was accused to him of wasting his possessions. 1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2 He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 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 within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg. 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 will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.' 4 I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
5 Calling each one of his lord's debtors to him, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my lord?' 5 "So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
6 He said, 'A hundred batos of oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 6 " 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'
7 Then said he to another, 'How much do you owe?' He said, 'A hundred cors of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.' 7 "Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' " 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'
8 "His lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely, for the sons of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the sons of the light. 8 "The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.
9 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents. 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
10 He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is unrighteous in a very little is also unrighteous in much. 10 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
11 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
12 If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 12 And 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, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren't able to serve God and mammon." 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."
14 The Perushim, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him. 14 The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus.
15 He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 15 He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight.
16 The law and the prophets were until Yochanan. From that time the Good News of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. 16 "The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
17 But it is easier for heaven and eretz to pass away, than for one tiny stroke of a pen in the law to fall. 17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.
18 Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery. He who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery. 18 "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.