Luke 16:11
New International Version
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

New Living Translation
And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?

English Standard Version
If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Berean Study Bible
If, then, you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches?

Berean Literal Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true?

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?

King James Bible
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Christian Standard Bible
So if you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will trust you with what is genuine?

Contemporary English Version
If you cannot be trusted with this wicked wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

Good News Translation
If, then, you have not been faithful in handling worldly wealth, how can you be trusted with true wealth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine?

International Standard Version
So if you haven't been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

NET Bible
If then you haven't been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches?

New Heart English Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“If therefore you are not faithful with the wealth of evil, who will commit to you the reality?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, if you can't be trusted with wealth that is often used dishonestly, who will trust you with wealth that is real?

New American Standard 1977
“If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true?

King James 2000 Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

American King James Version
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

American Standard Version
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true?

Darby Bible Translation
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who shall entrust to you the true?

English Revised Version
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Webster's Bible Translation
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Weymouth New Testament
If therefore you have not proved yourselves faithful in dealing with the wealth that is tainted with fraud, who will entrust to you the true good?

World English Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Young's Literal Translation
if, then, in the unrighteous mammon ye became not faithful -- the true who will entrust to you?
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
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. 11If, then, you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful with the belongings of another, who will give you belongings of your own?…
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.

Luke 16:9
I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings.

Luke 16:12
And if you have not been faithful with the belongings of another, who will give you belongings of your own?

Treasury of Scripture

If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

in.

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

true.

Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which …

Luke 18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, Yet lack you one …

Proverbs 8:18,19 Riches and honor are with me; yes, durable riches and righteousness…

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …







Lexicon
If,
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

you have not been
ἐγένεσθε (egenesthe)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

faithful
πιστοὶ (pistoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

worldly
ἀδίκῳ (adikō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 94: Unjust, unrighteous, wicked. Specially, heathen.

wealth,
μαμωνᾷ (mamōna)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3126: (Aramaic), riches, money, possessions, property. Of Chaldee origin; mammonas, i.e. Avarice.

who
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

will entrust
πιστεύσει (pisteusei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[with]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

true [riches]?
ἀληθινὸν (alēthinon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 228: True (lit: made of truth), real, genuine. From alethes; truthful.
(11) If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon.--Better, if ye were not, or, became not. Here the "true riches" stand in contrast with the vain, deceitful, unrighteous mammon, and answer to the true spiritual wealth of peace, pardon, wisdom, or, in St. Paul's language, here again coloured by St. Luke's, the "unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8). Our Lord teaches His disciples, what human religious teachers have so often forgotten, that honesty, integrity, and, as implied in faithfulness, benevolence, in the use of this world's goods, be our portion small or great, is an indispensable condition of all spiritual advancement.

The Greek word for "true" may be noticed as being that which is generally characteristic of St. John. (See Notes on John 1:9; John 4:23.) This is the only instance of its use in the three first Gospels; St. Paul uses it once (1Thessalonians 1:9), and then, after companionship with St. Luke. It is found in three passages of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 8:2; Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:22) twenty-three times in the writings of St. John.

Verse 11. - The unrighteous mammon. As above in the parable, "mammon" signifies money. The epithet "unrighteous" is used in the same sense as in ver. 9, where we read of the "mammon of unrighteousness." 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.
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