Luke 16:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'

King James Bible
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

Darby Bible Translation
I know what I will do, that when I shall have been removed from the stewardship I may be received into their houses.

World English Bible
I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'

Young's Literal Translation
I have known what I shall do, that, when I may be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me to their houses.

Luke 16:4 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They may receive me - That is, the debtors and tenants, who paid their debts and rents, not in money, but in kind; such as wheat, oil, and other produce of their lands.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

James 3:15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

Library
The Unjust Steward
Eversley, 1866. NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Luke xvi. 8. "And the Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely." None of our Lord's parables has been as difficult to explain as this one. Learned and pious men have confessed freely, in all ages, that there is much in the parable which they cannot understand; and I am bound to confess the same. The puzzle is, plainly, why our Lord should SEEM to bid us to copy the conduct of a bad man and a cheat. For this is the usual interpretation.
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

February 7. "Faithful in that which is Least" (Luke xvi. 10).
"Faithful in that which is least" (Luke xvi. 10). The man that missed his opportunity and met the doom of the faithless servant was not the man with five talents, or the man with two, but the man who had only one. The people who are in danger of missing life's great meaning are the people of ordinary capacity and opportunity, and who say to themselves, "There is so little I can do that I will not try to do anything." One of the finest windows in Europe was made from the remnants an apprentice boy
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Good Steward
"Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward." Luke 16:2. 1. The relation which man bears to God, the creature to his Creator, is exhibited to us in the oracles of God under various representations. Considered as a sinner, a fallen creature, he is there represented as a debtor to his Creator. He is also frequently represented as a servant, which indeed is essential to him as a creature; insomuch that this appellation is given to the Son of God when, in His state of humiliation,
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

The Rich Man and Lazarus
"If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." Luke 16:31. 1. How strange a paradox is this! How contrary to the common apprehension of men! Who is so confirmed in unbelief as not to think, "If one came to me from the dead, I should be effectually persuaded to repent?" But this passage affords us a more strange saying: (Luke 16:13:) "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." "No! Why not? Why cannot we serve both?" will a true servant of mammon say.
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Luke 16:3
"The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg--

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

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

Jump to Previous
Decided Decision Discharged Home Homes Houses I'll Job Lose Management Order Position Receive Received Removed Resolved Stewardship Welcome
Jump to Next
Decided Decision Discharged Home Homes Houses I'll Job Lose Management Order Position Receive Received Removed Resolved Stewardship Welcome
Links
Luke 16:4 NIV
Luke 16:4 NLT
Luke 16:4 ESV
Luke 16:4 NASB
Luke 16:4 KJV

Luke 16:4 Bible Apps
Luke 16:4 Biblia Paralela
Luke 16:4 Chinese Bible
Luke 16:4 French Bible
Luke 16:4 German Bible

Luke 16:4 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Luke 16:3
Top of Page
Top of Page