Luke 16:1
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English Standard Version
He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions.

King James Bible
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

American Standard Version
And he said also unto the disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he was wasting his goods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods.

English Revised Version
And he said also unto the disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he was wasting his goods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he had wasted his goods.

Weymouth New Testament
He said also to His disciples: "There was a rich man who had a steward, about whom a report was brought to him, that he was wasting his property.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Steward (οἰκονόμον)

From οἶκος, a house, and νέμω, to distribute or dispense. Hence, one who assigns to the members of the household their several duties, and pays to each his wages. The paymaster. He kept the household stores under lock and seal, giving out what was required; and for this purpose received a signet-ring from his master. Wyc., fermour, or farmer. Here probably the land-steward.

Was accused (διεβλήθη)

Only here in New Testament. From διά, over, across, and βάλλω, to throw. To carry across, and hence to carry reports, etc., from one to another; to carry false reports, and so to calumniate or slander. See on devil, Matthew 4:1. The word implies malice, but not necessarily falsehood. Compare Latin traducere (trans, over, ducere, to ad), whence traduce.

Had wasted (ὡς διασκορπίζων)

Lit., as wasting. Rev., was wasting; not merely a past offence, but something going on at the time of the accusation. See Luke 15:13.

Luke 16:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a certain.

Matthew 18:23,24 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants...

Matthew 25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.

*etc:

a steward.

Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered to him of their substance.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

Genesis 43:19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,

1 Chronicles 28:1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes...

1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God...

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

1 Peter 4:10 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

wasted.

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Luke 15:13,30 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country...

Luke 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

James 4:3 You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your lusts.

Cross References
Matthew 20:8
And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.'

Luke 12:42
And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

Luke 15:13
Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.

Luke 16:2
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.'

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