Luke 16:2
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New International Version
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.'

New Living Translation
So the employer called him in and said, 'What's this I hear about you? Get your report in order, because you are going to be fired.'

English Standard Version
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.’

New American Standard Bible
"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'

King James Bible
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he called the manager in and asked, What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you can no longer be my manager.'

International Standard Version
So he called for him and asked him, 'What's this I hear about you? You can't be my manager any longer. Now give me a report about your management!'

NET Bible
So he called the manager in and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Turn in the account of your administration, because you can no longer be my manager.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his Lord summoned him and said to him, “What is this I have heard about you? Give me an inventory of your stewardship, for you cannot be a steward for me any longer.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the rich man called for his manager and said to him, 'What's this I hear about you? Let me examine your books. It's obvious that you can't manage my property any longer.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he called him and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship, for thou may no longer be steward.

King James 2000 Bible
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward.

American King James Version
And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward.

American Standard Version
And he called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear of thee? render the account of thy stewardship; for thou canst be no longer steward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called him, and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer.

Darby Bible Translation
And having called him, he said to him, What [is] this that I hear of thee? give the reckoning of thy stewardship, for thou canst be no longer steward.

English Revised Version
And he called him, and said unto him, What is this that I hear of thee? render the account of thy stewardship; for thou canst be no longer steward.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: for thou mayest be no longer steward.

Weymouth New Testament
He called him and said, "'What is this I hear about you? Render an account of your stewardship, for I cannot let you hold it any longer.'

World English Bible
He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'

Young's Literal Translation
and having called him, he said to him, What is this I hear about thee? render the account of thy stewardship, for thou mayest not any longer be steward.
Parallel Commentaries
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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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

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 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 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 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Unrighteous Steward
1Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions. 2"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3"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; I am ashamed to beg.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:36
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.

Matthew 20:8
"When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.'

Luke 16:1
Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.

Luke 16:3
"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--
Treasury of Scripture

And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward.

How.

Genesis 3:9-11 And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you…

Genesis 4:9,10 And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, …

Genesis 18:20,21 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, …

1 Samuel 2:23,24 And he said to them, Why do you such things? for I hear of your evil …

1 Corinthians 1:11 For it has been declared to me of you, my brothers, by them which …

1 Timothy 5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and …

give.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom …

Ecclesiastes 11:9,10 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you …

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, …

Matthew 12:36 But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they …

Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

1 Corinthians 4:2,5 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful…

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every …

1 Peter 4:5,10 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead…

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, …

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books …

for.

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required …

Luke 19:21-26 For I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up that …

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