New American Standard Bible
"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true riches to you?
King James Bible
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Darby Bible Translation
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who shall entrust to you the true?
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?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who will commit ... - If you are not faithful in the small matters pertaining to this world, if you do not use aright your property and influence, you cannot expect that God will commit to you the true riches of his grace. Men who are dishonest and worldly, and who do not employ the deceitful mammon as they ought, cannot expect to grow in grace. God does not confer grace upon them, and their being unfaithful in earthly matters is evidence that they "would be" also in much greater affairs, and would likewise "misimprove" the true riches.
True riches - The graces of the gospel; the influences of the Spirit; eternal life, or religion. The riches of this world are false, deceitful, not to be trusted Luke 16:9; the treasures of heaven are "true," faithful, never-failing, Matthew 6:19-20.
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Now he is comforted.--LUKE 16:25. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.--He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth.--These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore …
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Rendering Our Account.
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
"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?
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