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?'
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?
Darby Bible Translation
And having called to [him] each one of the debtors of his own lord, he said to the first, How much owest thou to my lord?
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?
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CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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).
The Good Steward
The Rich Man and Lazarus
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
"But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.
I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
"'Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.'
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