Luke 16:6
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New International Version
"'Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.'

New Living Translation
The man replied, 'I owe him 800 gallons of olive oil.' So the manager told him, 'Take the bill and quickly change it to 400 gallons.'

English Standard Version
He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’

Berean Study Bible
A hundred measures of olive oil,' he answered. 'Take your bill,' said the manager. 'Sit down quickly, and write fifty.'

Berean Literal Bible
And he said, 'A hundred baths of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and having sat down quickly, write fifty.'

New American Standard Bible
"And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'

King James Bible
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"A hundred measures of olive oil,' he said. "'Take your invoice,' he told him, sit down quickly, and write 50.'

International Standard Version
The man replied, 'A hundred jars of olive oil.' The manager told him, 'Get your bill. Sit down quickly and write "50."'

NET Bible
The man replied, 'A hundred measures of olive oil.' The manager said to him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and write fifty.'

New Heart English Bible
He said, 'A hundred batos of oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And he said to him, 'A hundred baths of oil', and he said to him, 'Take your book, sit quickly and write fifty baths.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The debtor replied, 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil.' "The manager told him, 'Take my master's ledger. Quick! Sit down, and write "four hundred!"'

New American Standard 1977
“And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill and sit down quickly and write fifty.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

American King James Version
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

American Standard Version
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bond, and sit down quickly and write fifty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, A hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take thy writing and sit down quickly and write fifty.

English Revised Version
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bond, and sit down quickly and write fifty.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

Weymouth New Testament
"'A hundred firkins of oil,' he replied. "'Here is your account,' said the steward: 'sit down quickly and change it into fifty firkins.'

World English Bible
He said, 'A hundred batos of oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.'

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, A hundred baths of oil; and he said to him, Take thy bill, and having sat down write fifty.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
5And he called in each one of his master’s debtors. ‘How much do you owe my master?’ he asked the first. 6‘A hundred measures of olive oil,’ he answered. ‘Take your bill, said the manager. ‘Sit down quickly, and write fifty.’ 7Then he asked another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ he replied. ‘Take your bill and write eighty,’ he told him.…
Cross References
Matthew 20:8
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last ones hired and moving on to the first.'

Luke 16:5
And he called in each one of his master's debtors. 'How much do you owe my master?' he asked the first.

Luke 16:7
Then he asked another, 'And how much do you owe?' 'A hundred measures of wheat.' he replied. 'Take your bill and write eighty,' he told him.

John 2:6
Now six stone water jars had been set there for the Jewish rites of purification. Each could hold from twenty to thirty gallons.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

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'The word Batos in the original containeth nine gallons, three quarts. See Eze.

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Luke 16:9,12 And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; …

Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn …

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