[that is, use material resources as a way to further the work of God]. 21 He [eagerly] longed to eat the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. 2 So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand devotedly by the one and despise the other. http://www.lockman.org. 16 Until John came, there were the Law and the Prophets; since then the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone strives violently to go in [would force his own way rather than God’s way into it]. “You are the ones who declare yourselves just. who will give you that which is your own? 1 ALSO [Jesus] said to the disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a 1 manager of his estate, and accusations [against this man] were brought to him, that he was squandering his [master's] possessions. Prophets were proclaimed until John; since then the gospel of the kingdom of God has been. continues to be preached, and everyone tries forcefully to go into it. “He who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little thing is also dishonest in much. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. 9 And I tell you [learn from this], make friends for yourselves [for eternity] by means of the [d]wealth of unrighteousness [that is, use material resources as a way to further the work of God], so that when it runs out, they will welcome you into the eternal dwellings. Now it happened that the poor man died and his spirit was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s. Luke 16 Amplified Bible (AMP) The Unjust Steward (Manager) 16 Now Jesus was also saying to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a manager [of his estate], and accusations [against this man] were brought to him, that this man was squandering his [master’s] possessions. There was a certain rich man: Jesus did not present this story as a parable, and in no other parable did Jesus actually name an individual (as the poor man is here named). The Unjust Steward (Manager) 1Now Jesus was also saying to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a manager [of his estate], and accusations [against this man] were brought to him, that this man was squandering his [master’s] possessions. “Now there was a certain rich man who was habitually dressed in expensive purple and fine linen, and celebrated. Luke 16 16 1 ALSO [Jesus] said to the disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a manager of his estate, and accusations [against this man] were brought … Now Jesus was also saying to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a manager, were brought to him, that this man was squandering his, So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? 12 And if you have not been faithful in the use of that [earthly wealth] which belongs to another [whether God or man, and of which you are a trustee], who will give you that which is your own? The Amplified Bible Luke 16. Besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 21 He [eagerly] longed to eat the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God. 18 “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from her husband commits adultery. Luke 16:19-31 Amplified Bible (AMP) The Rich Man and Lazarus. You cannot serve, [that is, your earthly possessions or anything else you trust in and rely on instead of God].”, Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were sneering, “You are the ones who declare yourselves just, upright in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. [by preparing for his future unemployment]; are shrewder in relation to their own kind, [that is, to the ways of the secular world]. Luke 16:6 Gr baths, a Hebrew unit of measure equaling about 7-8 gal. 26 And besides all this, between us and you [people] a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to come over from here to you will not be able, and none may cross over from there to us.’ 27 So the rich man said, ‘Then, father [Abraham], I beg you to send Lazarus to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—in order that he may solemnly warn them and witness to them, so that they too will not come to this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have [the Scriptures given by] Moses and the [writings of the] Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 He replied, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent [they will change their old way of thinking and seek God and His righteousness].’ 31 And he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to [the messages of] Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”. Give an accounting of your management [of my affairs], for you can no longer be [my] manager.’ 3 The manager [of the estate] said to himself, ‘What will I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? 19 “Now there was a certain rich man who was habitually dressed in expensive purple and fine linen, and celebrated and lived joyously in splendor every day. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.” a. All rights reserved. In Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom (paradise). 16 Now Jesus was also saying to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a manager [of his estate], and accusations [against this man] were brought to him, that this man was squandering his [master’s] possessions. 15 So He said to them, “You are the ones who declare yourselves just and upright in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts [your thoughts, your desires, your secrets]; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.(A). 22 Now it happened that the poor man died and his spirit was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s [e]bosom (paradise); and the rich man also died and was buried. I am not strong enough to dig [for a living], and I am ashamed to beg. And a poor man named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, covered with sores. 16. I am not strong enough to dig, oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write, are shrewder in relation to their own kind. Luke 16 The Parable of the Dishonest Manager. 13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand devotedly by the one and despise the other. Luke 16:9 Gr mamona, from Aram mammon, signifying riches, wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship. 17 Yet it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for a single stroke of a letter of the Law to fail and become void. And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in severe agony in this flame.’, But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to come over from here to you will not be able, and none may cross over from there to us.’, I beg you to send Lazarus to my father’s house—, for I have five brothers—in order that he may, witness to them, so that they too will not come to this place of torment.’, He replied, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent, [they will change their old way of thinking and seek God and His righteousness].’, And he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to, Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”. Give an accounting of your management, said to himself, ‘What will I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? Yet it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for a single stroke of a letter of the Law to fail. You cannot serve both God and mammon [that is, your earthly possessions or anything else you trust in and rely on instead of God].”, 14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were sneering and ridiculing Him. 10 “He who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little thing is also dishonest in much. 20 And a poor man named Lazarus, was laid at his gate, covered with sores. 4 I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from the management, people [who are my master’s debtors] will welcome me into their homes.’ 5 So he summoned his master’s debtors one by one, and he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred [a]measures of [olive] oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write [b]fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred [c]measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 And his master commended the unjust manager [not for his misdeeds, but] because he had acted shrewdly [by preparing for his future unemployment]; for the sons of this age [the non-believers] are shrewder in relation to their own kind [that is, to the ways of the secular world] than are the sons of light [the believers].