Luke 16:5
New International Version
"So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

New Living Translation
“So he invited each person who owed money to his employer to come and discuss the situation. He asked the first one, ‘How much do you owe him?’

English Standard Version
So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

Berean Study Bible
And he called in each one of his master’s debtors. ‘How much do you owe my master?’ he asked the first.

Berean Literal Bible
And having summoned each one of his master's debtors, he was saying to the first, 'How much do you owe to my master?'

King James Bible
So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

New King James Version
“So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

New American Standard Bible
And he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

NASB 1995
"And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

NASB 1977
“And he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

Amplified Bible
So he summoned his master’s debtors one by one, and he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

Christian Standard Bible
“So he summoned each one of his master’s debtors. ‘How much do you owe my master? ’ he asked the first one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"So he summoned each one of his master's debtors. How much do you owe my master?' he asked the first one.

American Standard Version
And calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

Contemporary English Version
Then one by one he called in the people who were in debt to his master. He asked the first one, "How much do you owe my master?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?

English Revised Version
And calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?

Good News Translation
So he called in all the people who were in debt to his master. He asked the first one, 'How much do you owe my master?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So the manager called for each one of his master's debtors. He said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

International Standard Version
"So he called for each of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

Literal Standard Version
And having called near each one of his lord’s debtors, he said to the first, How much do you owe to my lord?

NET Bible
So he contacted his master's debtors one by one. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

New Heart English Bible
Calling each one of his lord's debtors to him, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my lord?'

Weymouth New Testament
"So he called all his master's debtors, one by one, and asked the first, 'How much are you in debt to my master?'

World English Bible
Calling each one of his lord's debtors to him, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe to my lord?'

Young's Literal Translation
'And having called near each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How much dost thou owe to my lord?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Parable of the Shrewd Manager
4I know what I will do, so that after my removal from management, people will welcome me into their homes.’ 5And he called in each one of his master’s debtors. ‘How much do you owe my master?’ he asked the first. 6‘A hundred measures of olive oil,’ he answered. ‘Take your bill,’ said the manager. ‘Sit down quickly, and write fifty.’…

Cross References
Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Matthew 18:28
But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe me!'

Luke 16:4
I know what I will do, so that after my removal from management, people will welcome me into their homes.'

Luke 16:6
A hundred measures of olive oil,' he answered. 'Take your bill,' said the manager. 'Sit down quickly, and write fifty.'


Treasury of Scripture

So he called every one of his lord's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much owe you to my lord?

his.

Luke 7:41,42
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty…

Matthew 18:24
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.









(5) So he called every one of his lord's debtors.--The debtors might be either men who had bought their wheat and their oil at the hands of the steward; or, as the sequel renders more probable, tenants who, after the common custom of the East, paid their rent in kind. Who, we ask, are the "debtors," in the interpretation of the parable? The Lord's Prayer supplies the answer to that question. The "debtors" are those who have sinned against God, who have left undone the things which they were bound to do, who have made no return for the outward blessings they have received. The unfaithful Church or party tries to secure its position by working on the lower nature of those who have the sense of that burden upon them. It neither gives the sense of peace or pardon, nor asserts the righteous severity of God's commandments. It keeps their consciences uneasy, and traffics in its absolutions.

Verses 5, 6, and 7 simply paint in the details of the interesting picture of the parable. This singular plan of providing for himself by becoming a benefactor of the debtor, remarks Professor Bruce, was by no means the only possible one under the circumstances; but the Speaker of the parable made his hero make choice of it as the aim of the imaginary narrative was to teach the value of beneficence as a passport into the eternal habitations. Various explanations have been suggested to account for the difference in the gifts to the debtors. It is probable that when our Lord spoke the parable, reasons for these varied gifts were given, such as the circumstances of the debtors. It is scarcely now worth while to frame ingenious guesses respecting the details, which apparently do not affect the grand lessons which the story was intended to teach.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he called in
προσκαλεσάμενος (proskalesamenos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Middle - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4341: To call to myself, summon. Middle voice from pros and kaleo; to call toward oneself, i.e. Summon, invite.

each
ἕκαστον (hekaston)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

one
ἕνα (hena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of his
ἑαυτοῦ (heautou)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

master’s
κυρίου (kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

debtors.
χρεοφειλετῶν (chreopheiletōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5533: A debtor. From a derivative of chrao and opheiletes; a loan-ower, i.e. Indebted person.

‘How much
Πόσον (Poson)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4214: How much, how great, how many. From an absolute pos and hos; interrogative pronoun how much (plural) many).

do you owe
ὀφείλεις (opheileis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3784: Or, its prolonged form opheileo probably from the base of ophelos; to owe; figuratively, to be under obligation; morally, to fail in duty.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

master?’
κυρίῳ (kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

he asked
ἔλεγεν (elegen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

first.
πρώτῳ (prōtō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.


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