Luke 16:9
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English Standard Version
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

King James Bible
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

American Standard Version
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity; that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

English Revised Version
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I say to you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Weymouth New Testament
"But I charge you, so to use the wealth which is ever tempting to dishonesty as to win friends who, when it fails, shall welcome you to the tents that never perish.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Make to yourselves friends

Compare Virgil, "Aeneid," vi., 664:. Among the tenants of Elysium he sees "those who, by good desert, made others mindful of them."

Of the mammon of unrighteousness (ἐκ τοῦ μαμωνᾶ τῆς ἀδικίας)

The same idiom as in Luke 16:8, steward of injustice. Compare unrighteous mammon, Luke 16:11. Mammon should be spelt with one m. It is a Chaldee word, meaning riches. It occurs only in this chapter and at Matthew 6:24. "Of the mammon" is, literally, by means of. In the phrase of unrighteousness, there is implied no condemnation of property as such; but it is styled unrighteous, or belonging to unrighteousness, because it is the characteristic and representative object and delight and desire of the selfish and unrighteous world: their love of it being a root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Wyc., the riches of wickedness.

Ye fail (ἐκλίπητε)

But all the best texts read ἐκλίπῃ, "when it (the mammon) fails."

They may receive

The friends.

Habitations (σκηνάς)

Lit., tents or tabernacles.

Luke 16:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Make.

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.

Luke 14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days.

Isaiah 58:7,8 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven...

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in...

Acts 10:4,31 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him...

2 Corinthians 9:12-15 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God...

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain...

of the.

Luke 16:11,13 If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches...

mammon. or, riches.

Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

1 Timothy 6:9,10,17 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts...

when.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Ecclesiastes 12:3-7 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves...

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

into.

2 Corinthians 4:17,18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory...

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Cross References
Matthew 6:24
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."

Luke 11:41
But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Luke 16:4
I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.'

Luke 16:11
If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."

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