Luke 16:9
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New International Version
I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.

New Living Translation
Here's the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.

English Standard Version
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

Berean Study Bible
I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings.

Berean Literal Bible
And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it fails, they might receive you into the eternal dwellings.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of the unrighteous money so that when it fails, they may welcome you into eternal dwellings.

International Standard Version
"I'm telling you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails, they will welcome you into eternal homes.

NET Bible
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out you will be welcomed into the eternal homes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Also, I say to you, make for yourselves friends of this money of evil, that whenever it has been spent, they may receive you into their eternal dwellings.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Jesus continued,] "I'm telling you that although wealth is often used in dishonest ways, you should use it to make friends for yourselves. When life is over, you will be welcomed into an eternal home.

New American Standard 1977
“And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I say unto you, Make friends unto yourselves with the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when these fail, you may be received into eternal dwellings.

King James 2000 Bible
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it fails, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

American King James Version
And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

American Standard Version
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

Darby Bible Translation
And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends with the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it fails ye may be received into the eternal tabernacles.

English Revised Version
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Weymouth New Testament
"But I charge you, so to use the wealth which is ever tempting to dishonesty as to win friends who, when it fails, shall welcome you to the tents that never perish.

World English Bible
I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.

Young's Literal Translation
and I say to you, Make to yourselves friends out of the mammon of unrighteousness, that when ye may fail, they may receive you to the age-during tabernacles.
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
8The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the sons of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the sons of light. 9I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings. 10Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."

Luke 11:41
But give as alms the things that are within you, and you will see that everything is clean for you.

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 16:4
I know what I will do, so that after my removal from management, people will welcome me into their homes. . .'

Luke 16:11
If, then, you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches?

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
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And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Make.

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Luke 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you …

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he …

Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days.

Isaiah 58:7,8 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust …

Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, …

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you …

Acts 10:4,31 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? …

2 Corinthians 9:12-15 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want …

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed …

of the.

Luke 16:11,13 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, …

mammon. or, riches.

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly …

1 Timothy 6:9,10,17 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

when.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, …

Ecclesiastes 12:3-7 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong …

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: …

into.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us …

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, …

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, …

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …

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