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

 
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Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 And he said also unto his disciples, `A certain man was rich, who had a steward, and he was accused to him as scattering his goods; 1 Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
2 and having called him, he said to him, What [is] this I hear about thee? render the account of thy stewardship, for thou mayest not any longer be steward. 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 `And the steward said in himself, What shall I do, because my lord doth take away the stewardship from me? to dig I am not able, to beg I am ashamed: -- 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 have known what I shall do, that, when I may be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me to 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 `And having called near each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much dost thou 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 and he said, A hundred baths of oil; and he said to him, Take thy bill, and having sat down 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.'