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Luke 16:1-6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "A rich man had a business manager. The manager was accused of wasting the rich man's property. 1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2 So the rich man called for his manager and said to him, 'What's this I hear about you? Let me examine your books. It's obvious that you can't manage my property any longer.' 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 thought, 'What should I do? My master is taking my job away from me. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm 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'll do so that people will welcome me into their homes when I've lost my job.' 4 I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
5 "So the manager called for each one of his master's debtors. He said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?' 5 "So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
6 "The debtor replied, 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil.' "The manager told him, 'Take my master's ledger. Quick! Sit down, and write "four hundred!"' 6 " 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'