The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
Jesus told his disciples:
“There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
Luke 16:1 in Other Translations
And he said also unto his disciples,There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
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.
Jesus told this story to his disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a manager handling his affairs. One day a report came that the manager was wasting his employer’s money.
Jesus said to his disciples, "There was once a rich man who had a manager. He got reports that the manager had been taking advantage of his position by running up huge personal expenses.
He also said to the disciples: "There was a rich man who received an accusation that his manager was squandering his possessions.
Luke 16:1 In-Context
Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
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.’
“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—
I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’
“So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
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