Parallel Bible results for Luke 16:1-13

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Luke 16:1-13

CEB 1 Jesus also said to the disciples, “A certain rich man heard that his household manager was wasting his estate. NRS 1 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. CEB 2 He called the manager in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give me a report of your administration because you can no longer serve as my manager.' NRS 2 So he summoned him and said to him, "What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.' CEB 3 “The household manager said to himself, What will I do now that my master is firing me as his manager? I'm not strong enough to dig and too proud to beg. NRS 3 Then the manager said to himself, "What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. CEB 4 I know what I'll do so that, when I am removed from my management position, people will welcome me into their houses. NRS 4 I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.' CEB 5 “One by one, the manager sent for each person who owed his master money. He said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?' NRS 5 So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he asked the first, "How much do you owe my master?' CEB 6 He said, ‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil.' The manager said to him, ‘Take your contract, sit down quickly, and write four hundred fifty gallons.' NRS 6 He answered, "A hundred jugs of olive oil.' He said to him, "Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.' CEB 7 Then the manager said to another, ‘How much do you owe?' He said, ‘One thousand bushels of wheat.' He said, ‘Take your contract and write eight hundred.' NRS 7 Then he asked another, "And how much do you owe?' He replied, "A hundred containers of wheat.' He said to him, "Take your bill and make it eighty.' CEB 8 “The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted cleverly. People who belong to this world are more clever in dealing with their peers than are people who belong to the light. NRS 8 And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. CEB 9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves so that when it's gone, you will be welcomed into the eternal homes. NRS 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes. CEB 10 "Whoever is faithful with little is also faithful with much, and the one who is dishonest with little is also dishonest with much. NRS 10 "Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. CEB 11 If you haven't been faithful with worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? NRS 11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? CEB 12 If you haven't been faithful with someone else's property, who will give you your own? NRS 12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? CEB 13 No household servant can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth." NRS 13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth."