New American Standard Bible
'I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.'
King James Bible
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Darby Bible Translation
I know what I will do, that when I shall have been removed from the stewardship I may be received into their houses.
World English Bible
I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'
Young's Literal Translation
I have known what I shall do, that, when I may be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me to their houses.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am resolved - He thought of his condition. He looked at the plans which occurred to him. He had been dishonest, and knew that he must lose his place. It would have been better to have "considered before this," and resolved on a proper course of life, and to be faithful to his trust; and his perplexity here teaches us that dishonesty will sooner or later lead us into difficulty, and that the path of honesty is not only the "right" path, but is the path that is filled with most comfort and peace.
When I am put out ... - When I lose my place, and have no home and means of support.
They may receive me ... - Those who are now under me, and whom I am resolved now to favor. He had been dishonest to his master, and, having "commenced" a course of dishonesty, he did not shrink from pursuing it. Having injured his master, and being now detected, he was willing still farther to injure him, to take revenge on him for removing him from his place, and to secure his own interest still at his expense. He was resolved to lay these persons under such obligations, and to show them so much kindness, that they could not well refuse to return the kindness to him and give him a support. We may learn here,
1. That one sin leads on to another, and that one act of dishonesty will be followed by many more, if there is opportunity.
2. Men who commit one sin cannot get along "consistently" without committing many more. One lie will demand many more to make it "appear" like the truth, and one act of cheating will demand many more to avoid detection. The beginning of sin is like the letting out of waters, and no man knows, if he indulges in one sin, where it will end.
3. Sinners are selfish. They care more about "themselves" than they do either about God or truth. If they seek salvation, it is only for selfish ends, and because they desire a comfortable "abode" in the future world rather than because they have any regard to God or his cause.
LibraryFebruary 9 Morning
Now he is comforted.--LUKE 16:25. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.--He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth.--These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore …
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The Sunday-School Teacher --A Steward
Rendering Our Account.
"The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
"And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
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