Luke 16:11
New International Version
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

New Living Translation
And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?

English Standard Version
If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Berean Study Bible
So if you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches?

Berean Literal Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true?

King James Bible
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

New King James Version
Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

New American Standard Bible
Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true wealth to you?

NASB 1995
"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?

NASB 1977
“If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you?

Amplified Bible
Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of earthly wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?

Christian Standard Bible
So if you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will trust you with what is genuine?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine?

American Standard Version
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“If therefore you are not faithful with the wealth of evil, who will commit to you the reality?”

Contemporary English Version
If you cannot be trusted with this wicked wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; who will trust you with that which is the true?

English Revised Version
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Good News Translation
If, then, you have not been faithful in handling worldly wealth, how can you be trusted with true wealth?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Therefore, if you can't be trusted with wealth that is often used dishonestly, who will trust you with wealth that is real?

International Standard Version
So if you haven't been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

Literal Standard Version
if, then, in the unrighteous wealth you did not become faithful—who will entrust to you the true?

NET Bible
If then you haven't been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches?

New Heart English Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Weymouth New Testament
If therefore you have not proved yourselves faithful in dealing with the wealth that is tainted with fraud, who will entrust to you the true good?

World English Bible
If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Young's Literal Translation
if, then, in the unrighteous mammon ye became not faithful -- the true who will entrust to you?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
10Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11So if you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful with the belongings of another, who will give you belongings of your own?…

Cross References
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters: 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 both God and money.

Luke 16:9
I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings.

Luke 16:12
And if you have not been faithful with the belongings of another, who will give you belongings of your own?


Treasury of Scripture

If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

in.

Luke 16:9
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.

true.

Luke 12:33
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

Luke 18:22
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Proverbs 8:18,19
Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness…









(11) If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon.--Better, if ye were not, or, became not. Here the "true riches" stand in contrast with the vain, deceitful, unrighteous mammon, and answer to the true spiritual wealth of peace, pardon, wisdom, or, in St. Paul's language, here again coloured by St. Luke's, the "unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8). Our Lord teaches His disciples, what human religious teachers have so often forgotten, that honesty, integrity, and, as implied in faithfulness, benevolence, in the use of this world's goods, be our portion small or great, is an indispensable condition of all spiritual advancement.

The Greek word for "true" may be noticed as being that which is generally characteristic of St. John. (See Notes on John 1:9; John 4:23.) This is the only instance of its use in the three first Gospels; St. Paul uses it once (1Thessalonians 1:9), and then, after companionship with St. Luke. It is found in three passages of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 8:2; Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:22) twenty-three times in the writings of St. John.

Verse 11. - The unrighteous mammon. As above in the parable, "mammon" signifies money. The epithet "unrighteous" is used in the same sense as in ver. 9, where we read of the "mammon of unrighteousness."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If,
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

then,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

you have not been
ἐγένεσθε (egenesthe)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

faithful
πιστοὶ (pistoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4103: Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

worldly
ἀδίκῳ (adikō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 94: Unjust, unrighteous, wicked. Specially, heathen.

wealth,
μαμωνᾷ (mamōna)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3126: (Aramaic), riches, money, possessions, property. Of Chaldee origin; mammonas, i.e. Avarice.

who
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

will entrust
πιστεύσει (pisteusei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[with]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

true [riches]?
ἀληθινὸν (alēthinon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 228: True (lit: made of truth), real, genuine. From alethes; truthful.


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