Parable of the Dishonest Steward
Interwoven Gospels

Then Jesus said also to the disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and the same was accused to him as wasting his goods. And having called him, he said to him, 'What is this I hear about thee? Render the account of thy stewardship; for thou canst be steward no longer." "Then the steward said within himself, 'What shall I do? For my lord taketh away the stewardship from me. I am not able to dig; I am ashamed to beg. I know what I will do, that, when I am discharged from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses." And calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, 'How much owest thou my lord?' And he said, 'A hundred baths of oil." And he said to him, 'Take thy accounts, sit down quickly, and write fifty." "Then he said to another, 'And how much owest thou?' And he said, 'A hundred cors of wheat." He saith to him, 'Take thy accounts and write eighty."

"And the lord praised the unrighteous steward, in that he had acted prudently: for the sons of this age are more provident in their own generation than the sons of Light. And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends by means of wealth, unrighteous as it is, that when it shall fail, they may receive you into the everlasting tabernacles. "He that is faithful in very little, is faithful also in much; and he that is unfaithful in very little, is unfaithful also in much. If, therefore, ye have not been faithful in unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give to you your own? "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and wealth."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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