|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke 16:9 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:9 And I say to you - Be good stewards even of the lowest talents wherewith God hath intrusted you. Mammon means riches or money. It is termed the mammon of unrighteousness, because of the manner wherein it is commonly either procured or employed. Make yourselves friends of this, by doing all possible good, particularly to the children of God: that when ye fail, when your flesh and your heart faileth, when this earthly tabernacle is dissolved, those of them who have gone before may receive, may welcome you into the everlasting habitations.
Luke 16:9 Parallel CommentariesCharge Dishonesty End Eternal Everlasting Fail Fails Friends Gain Habitations Mammon Means Perish Receive Received Resting-Places Tabernacles Tempting Tents Unrighteous Unrighteousness Use Wealth Welcome Welcomed Win Worldly YourselvesCharge Dishonesty End Eternal Everlasting Fail Fails Friends Gain Habitations Mammon Means Perish Receive Received Resting-Places Tabernacles Tempting Tents Unrighteous Unrighteousness Use Wealth Welcome Welcomed Win Worldly YourselvesThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to 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 and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Luke 11:41 So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over.
Luke 12:33 "Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.
Luke 16:4 Ah, I know how to ensure that I'll have plenty of friends who will give me a home when I am fired.'
Luke 16:11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?
Luke 16:13 "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."