New Living Translation
And if you are not faithful with other people's things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?
King James Bible
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
Darby Bible Translation
and if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give to you your own?
World English Bible
If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
Young's Literal Translation
and if in the other's ye became not faithful -- your own, who shall give to you?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:12 If ye have not been faithful in that which was another's - None of these temporal things are yours: you are only stewards of them, not proprietors: God is the proprietor of all; he lodges them in your hands for a season: but still they are his property. Rich men, understand and consider this. If your steward uses any part of your estate (so called in the language of men) any farther or any otherwise than you direct, he is a knave: he has neither conscience nor honour. Neither have you either one or the other, if you use any part of that estate, which is in truth God's, not yours, any otherwise than he directs. That which is your own - Heaven, which when you have it, will be your own for ever.
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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And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
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