Luke 16:8
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New International Version
"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.


New American Standard Bible
"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.


King James Bible
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
"The master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted astutely. For the sons of this age are more astute than the sons of light in dealing with their own people.


International Standard Version
The master praised the dishonest servant manager for being so clever, because worldly people are more clever than enlightened people in dealing with their own.


American Standard Version
And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.


Darby Bible Translation
And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he had done prudently. For the sons of this world are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light.


Young's Literal Translation
'And the lord commended the unrighteous steward that he did prudently, because the sons of this age are more prudent than the sons of the light, in respect to their generation.
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Context
The Parable of the Unrighteous Steward

1And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he had wasted his goods. 2And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may be no longer steward. 3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. 4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5So he called every one of his lord's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much owe you to my lord? 6And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7Then said he to another, And how much owe you? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write fourscore. 8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 9And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Cross References
Matthew 12:32
And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.


Luke 16:7
Then said he to another, And how much owe you? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write fourscore.


Luke 20:34
And Jesus answering said to them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:


Luke 20:35
But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:


John 12:36
While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.


Ephesians 5:8
For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:


1 Thessalonians 5:5
You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.


Treasury of Scripture

And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

unjust.

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said.

done.

Luke 16:4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said...

Exodus 1:10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falls out any war...

2 Samuel 13:3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle man.

2 Kings 10:19 Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting...

Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise...

children of this.

Luke 20:34 And Jesus answering said to them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life...

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

in.

Psalm 49:10-19 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...

Matthew 17:26 Peter said to him, Of strangers. Jesus said to him, Then are the children free.

children of light.

John 12:36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed...

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

1 Thessalonians 5:5 You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God...

Strong's Concordance
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
Topical Bible
Acted Age Commended Contemporaries Dealing Dishonest Generation Kind Manager Master Pleased Praised Prudent Prudently Relation Respect Servant Shrewd Shrewder Shrewdly Shrewdness Sons Steward Unjust Unrighteous Wise Wisely Wiser
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