Read Luke 16:8 Using Other Translations
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.
“The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light.