Luke 16:2

2 And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your 1management, for you can no longer be manager.'

Luke 16:2 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 16:2

And he called him
By the prophets, sent one after another; by John the Baptist, by Christ himself, and by his apostles:

and said unto him, how is it that I hear this of thee?
of thy corrupting the word; of thy covetousness, rapine, and theft; of thy adultery and idolatry, and sad violation of the law; see ( Romans 2:21-23 )

give an account of thy stewardship:
what improvement is made of thy gifts; what care has been taken of my vineyard, the Jewish church; and where are the fruits that might be expected to have been received at your hands:

for thou mayest be no longer steward.
This was foretold by the prophets, that God would write a "Loammi" upon the people of the Jews; that he would cut off three shepherds in one month, and particularly lay aside the idol shepherd, by whom the Pharisees may be meant, ( Zechariah 11:8 Zechariah 11:17 ) and by John the Baptist, who declared the axe was laid to the root of the tree, and it was just ready to be cut down, ( Matthew 3:10 Matthew 3:12 ) and by Christ, that the kingdom of God should be taken from them, ( Matthew 21:43 ) and by the apostles, who turned from them to the Gentiles, ( Acts 13:46 ) .

Luke 16:2 In-Context

1 He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
2 And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
3 And the manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.
4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.'
5 So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

Cross References 1

  • 1. See 1 Corinthians 9:17