The Parable of the Unjust Steward

(Lk. 16:1-9)

1 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. 2 He called him, and said to him,

‘What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’

3 “The manager said within himself,

‘What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don’t have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg. 4 I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.’

5 Calling each one of his lord’s debtors to him, he said to the first,

‘How much do you owe to my lord?’

6 He said,

‘A hundred batos[a] of oil.’

He said to him,

‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’

7 Then he said to another,

‘How much do you owe?’

He said,

‘A hundred cors[b] of wheat.’

He said to him,

‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’

8 “His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.

9 I tell you,

make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.

(Luke 16:1-9)

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