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Luke 16 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Unrighteous Manager

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:1 -

Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was [fn]reported to him as squandering his possessions.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:2 - “And he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:3 - “And the manager said to himself, ‘What am I to do, since my [fn]master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to [fn]dig; I am ashamed to beg.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:4 - ‘I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:5 - “And he summoned each one of his [fn]master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:6 - “And he said, ‘A hundred [fn]jugs of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:7 - “Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred [fn]kors of wheat.’ He *said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:8 - “And his [fn]master complimented the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own [fn]kind than the sons of light.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:9 - “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the [fn]wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it [fn]is all gone, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:10 -

“The one who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and the one who is unrighteous in a very little thing is also unrighteous in much.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:11 - “Therefore if you have not [fn]been faithful in the use of unrighteous [fn]wealth, who will entrust the true wealth to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:12 - “And if you have not [fn]been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:13 - “No [fn]servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [fn]wealth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:14 -

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were [fn]ridiculing Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:15 - And He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the sight of people, but God knows your hearts; because that which is highly esteemed among people is detestable in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:16 -

“The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John came; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God [fn]has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:17 - “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one [fn]stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:18 -

“Everyone who [fn]divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is [fn]divorced from a husband commits adultery.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:19 -

“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, enjoying himself in splendor every day.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:20 - “And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:21 - and longing to be fed from the scraps which fell from the rich man’s table; not only that, the dogs also were coming and licking his sores.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:22 - “Now it happened that the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to [fn]Abraham’s arms; and the rich man also died and was buried.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:23 - “And in Hades he raised his eyes, being in torment, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his [fn]arms.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:24 - “And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:25 - “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:26 - ‘And [fn]besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set, so that those who want to go over from here to you will not be able, nor will any people cross over from there to us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:27 - “And he said, ‘Then I request of you, father, that you send him to my father’s house
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:28 - for I have five brothers—in order that he may warn them, so that they will not come to this place of torment as well.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:29 - “But Abraham *said, ‘They have [fn]Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:30 - “But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:31 - “But 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.’”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or accused
Or lord
I.e., do manual labor
Or lord’s
Lit baths, a Heb unit of measure equaling about 9 gallons or 34 liters
One kor is about 7.7 cubic feet or 0.22 cubic meters
Or lord
Lit generation
Gr mamonas, for Aramaic mamon (mammon); i.e., wealth, or money
Or fails
Or proved
See note 1 v 9
Or proved
Or house servant
See note 1 v 9
Or sneering at
Lit is preached
I.e., projection of a letter (serif)
Or sends away, the Heb term for divorce
Or sent away
Lit Abraham’s bosom; or lap; ancient Jewish terminology for the place of the righteous dead
See note v 22
Lit in all these things
I.e., the books of Moses and the prophets, read aloud in the synagogues
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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