New Living Translation
Jesus told this story to his disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a manager handling his affairs. One day a report came that the manager was wasting his employer's money.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and he was accused to him as wasting his goods.
World English Bible
He also said to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
Young's Literal Translation
And he said also unto his disciples, 'A certain man was rich, who had a steward, and he was accused to him as scattering his goods;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:1 And he said also to his disciples - Not only to the scribes and Pharisees to whom he had hitherto been speaking, but to all the younger as well as the elder brethren: to the returning prodigals who were now his disciples. A certain rich man had a steward - Christ here teaches all that are now in favour with God, particularly pardoned penitents, to behave wisely in what is committed to them.
LibraryThe Follies of the Wise
'The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.'--LUKE xvi. 8. The parable of which these words are the close is remarkable in that it proposes a piece of deliberate roguery as, in some sort, a pattern for Christian people. The steward's conduct was neither more nor less than rascality, and yet, says Christ, 'Do like that!' The explanation is to be found mainly in the consideration that what was faithless sacrifice of his master's interests, on the part of the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
Two Kinds of Riches
Dives and Lazarus
"That evening he told the foreman to call the workers in and pay them, beginning with the last workers first.
And the Lord replied, "A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.
"A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.
So the employer called him in and said, 'What's this I hear about you? Get your report in order, because you are going to be fired.'
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