Luke 16:12
New International Version
And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?

New Living Translation
And if you are not faithful with other people's things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?

English Standard Version
And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?

Berean Study Bible
And if you have not been faithful with the belongings of another, who will give you belongings of your own?

Berean Literal Bible
And unless you have been faithful in that which is of another, who will give to you that which is yours?

New American Standard Bible
"And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

King James Bible
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

Christian Standard Bible
And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own?

Contemporary English Version
And if you cannot be trusted with what belongs to someone else, who will give you something that will be your own?

Good News Translation
And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what belongs to you?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to someone else, who will give you what is your own?

International Standard Version
And if you haven't been faithful with what belongs to foreigners, who will give you what is your own?

NET Bible
And if you haven't been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you your own?

New Heart English Bible
If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if you are not found faithful with what is not yours, who will give you what is yours?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you can't be trusted with someone else's wealth, who will give you your own?

New American Standard 1977
“And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

King James 2000 Bible
And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

American King James Version
And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

American Standard Version
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's; who will give you that which is your own?

Darby Bible Translation
and if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give to you your own?

English Revised Version
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

Webster's Bible Translation
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who will give you that which is your own?

Weymouth New Testament
And if you have not been faithful in dealing with that which is not your own, who will give you that which is your own?

World English Bible
If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

Young's Literal Translation
and if in the other's ye became not faithful -- your own, who shall give to you?
Study Bible
The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
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? 13No 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.”…
Cross References
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."

Treasury of Scripture

And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

in.

Luke 19:13-26
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come…

1 Chronicles 29:14-16
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee…

Job 1:21
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

that which is your.

Luke 10:42
But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Colossians 3:3,4
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God…

1 Peter 1:4,5
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, …







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

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.

the [belongings]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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.

of another,
ἀλλοτρίῳ (allotriō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 245: From allos; another's, i.e. Not one's own; by extension foreign, not akin, hostile.

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 give
δώσει (dōsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

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

belongings
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.

of your own?
ὑμέτερον (hymeteron)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5212: Your, yours. From humeis; yours, i.e. Pertaining to you.
(12) If ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's . . .--The ruling idea of the verse is clearly that which the parable had enforced, that in relation to all external possessions and advantages we are stewards and not possessors. The Roman poet had seen that to boast of such things was the emptiest of all vanities--

"At genus, et proavos, et quae non fecimus ipsi,

Vix ea nostra voco."

[" Lineage and name, and all that our own powers

Have not wrought for us, these I scarce call ours."]

That which is your own?--This is obviously identical with the "true riches" of the preceding verse. Wisdom, holiness, peace, these the world has not given, and cannot take away; and even looking to God as the great Giver of these as of other good and perfect gifts, it may be said that they are bestowed by Him as a possession in fee, the reward of the faithful stewardship of all lower gifts and opportunities, so that, though His gift, they become, in very deed, our own.

Verse 12. - And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's. Here we have our earthly possessions plainly spoken of as the goods of another, that is, of God, and of these goods we are but the temporary stewards. Who shall give you that which is your own? We have here a very magnificent promise. Although on earth man can possess nothing of his own - here he is but a steward for a time of property belonging to another - yet a prospect is held out to him that, if he be found faithful in the trust while on earth, in the world to come something will be given to him really and truly his own. There will be no dismissal or death there. 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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