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Luke 16 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Unrighteous Steward

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 called 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 - “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my [fn]master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:4 - ‘I know what I shall 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]measures 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]measures of wheat.’ He *said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:8 - “And his [fn]master praised 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 fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:10 - “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:11 - “Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous [fn]wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:12 - “And if you have not 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 else 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 scoffing at Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:15 - And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves [fn]in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable [fn]in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:16 - “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; 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, joyously living 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 with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:22 - “Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:23 - “In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.
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 there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:27 - “And he said, ‘Then I beg 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 also come to this place of torment.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:29 - “But Abraham *said, ‘They have 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.’”
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, accused
Or, lord
Or, lord's
Gr baths, a Heb unit of measure equaling about 7 1/2 gal.
Gr kors, one kor equals between 10 and 12 bu
Or, lord
Literally: generation
Gr mamonas, for Aram mamon (mammon); i.e. wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship
Gr mamonas, for Aram mamon (mammon); i.e. wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship
Or, house-servant
Gr mamonas, for Aram mamon (mammon); i.e. wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship
Literally: before
Literally: is preached
I.e. projection of a letter (serif)
Or, sends away
Or, sent away
Literally: in all these things
See the NASB95 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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