New Living Translation
"If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won't be honest with greater responsibilities.
King James Bible
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is faithful in the least is faithful also in much; and he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous also in much.
World English Bible
He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. He who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
Young's Literal Translation
He who is faithful in the least, is also faithful in much; and he who in the least is unrighteous, is also unrighteous in much;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:10 And whether ye have more or less, see that ye be faithful as well as wise stewards. He that is faithful in what is meanest of all, worldly substance, is also faithful in things of a higher nature; and he that uses these lowest gifts unfaithfully, is likewise unfaithful in spiritual things.
LibraryThe Follies of the Wise
'The children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.'--LUKE xvi. 8. The parable of which these words are the close is remarkable in that it proposes a piece of deliberate roguery as, in some sort, a pattern for Christian people. The steward's conduct was neither more nor less than rascality, and yet, says Christ, 'Do like that!' The explanation is to be found mainly in the consideration that what was faithless sacrifice of his master's interests, on the part of the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
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"A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.
"The master was full of praise. 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'
"The master said, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!'
"'Well done!' the king exclaimed. 'You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.'
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