Luke 16:10
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New International Version
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

New Living Translation
"If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities.

English Standard Version
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

New American Standard Bible
"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

King James Bible
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.

International Standard Version
Whoever is faithful with very little is also faithful with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with very little is also dishonest with a lot.

NET Bible
"The one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Whoever is faithful with little is faithful with much also, and whoever does evil with a little also does evil with much”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with a lot. Whoever is dishonest with very little is dishonest with a lot.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is faithful with little is faithful also with much, and he that is unjust with little is unjust also with much.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

American King James Version
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

American Standard Version
He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is faithful in the least is faithful also in much; and he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous also in much.

English Revised Version
He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.

Weymouth New Testament
The man who is honest in a very small matter is honest in a great one also; and he who is dishonest in a very small matter is dishonest in a great one also.

World English Bible
He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Young's Literal Translation
He who is faithful in the least, is also faithful in much; and he who in the least is unrighteous, is also unrighteous in much;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:1-12 Whatever we have, the property of it is God's; we have only the use of it, according to the direction of our great Lord, and for his honour. This steward wasted his lord's goods. And we are all liable to the same charge; we have not made due improvement of what God has trusted us with. The steward cannot deny it; he must make up his accounts, and be gone. This may teach us that death will come, and deprive us of the opportunities we now have. The steward will make friends of his lord's debtors or tenants, by striking off a considerable part of their debt to his lord. The lord referred to in this parable commended not the fraud, but the policy of the steward. In that respect alone is it so noticed. Worldly men, in the choice of their object, are foolish; but in their activity, and perseverance, they are often wiser than believers. The unjust steward is not set before us as an example in cheating his master, or to justify any dishonesty, but to point out the careful ways of worldly men. It would be well if the children of light would learn wisdom from the men of the world, and would as earnestly pursue their better object. The true riches signify spiritual blessings; and if a man spends upon himself, or hoards up what God has trusted to him, as to outward things, what evidence can he have, that he is an heir of God through Christ? The riches of this world are deceitful and uncertain. Let us be convinced that those are truly rich, and very rich, who are rich in faith, and rich toward God, rich in Christ, in the promises; let us then lay up our treasure in heaven, and expect our portion from thence.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. This and the next three verses are closely connected with the parable of the unjust steward. Our Lord no doubt continued speaking, and these four verses contain a general resume of what may be called his reflections on the important piece of teaching he had just delivered. We have here the broad rule, upon which God will decide the soul's future, laid down. If the man has been faithful in his administration of the comparatively unimportant goods of earth, it is clear that he can be entrusted with the far more important things which belong to the world to come. There is, too, in these words a kind of limitation and explanation of the foregoing parable of the unjust steward. The conduct of that steward, regarded in one point of view, was held to be wise, and we, though in a very different way, were advised to imitate it; yet here we are distinctly told that it is fidelity, not unfaithfulness, which will be eventually re-warded - the just, not the unjust steward.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He that is faithful in that which is least,.... In quantity and quality, especially the latter; in that which is of little value and worth, at least when compared with other things:

is faithful also in much: in matters of greater consequence and importance: the sense of the proverb is, that, generally speaking, a man that acts a faithful part in a small trust committed to him, does so likewise in a much larger; and being tried, and found faithful in things of less moment, he is intrusted with things of greater importance; though this is not always the case: for sometimes a man may behave with great integrity in lesser matters, on purpose that he might gain greater confidence, which, when he has obtained, he abuses in the vilest manner; but because it is usually otherwise, our Lord uses the common proverb; and of like sense is the following;

and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much: that man that acts the unfaithful part in a small matter, and of little worth, generally does the same, if a greater trust is committed to him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. He, &c.—a maxim of great pregnancy and value; rising from the prudence which the steward had to the fidelity which he had not, the "harmlessness of the dove, to which the serpent" with all his "wisdom" is a total stranger. Fidelity depends not on the amount entrusted, but on the sense of responsibility. He that feels this in little will feel it in much, and conversely.

Luke 16:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Unrighteous Steward
9"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?…
Cross References
Matthew 24:45
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?

Matthew 25:21
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

Matthew 25:23
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

Luke 19:17
"'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
Treasury of Scripture

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

faithful in.

Luke 16:11,12 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, …

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been …

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you …

Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful …

he that is unjust.

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was …

John 13:2,27 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of …

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