New Living Translation
"So he invited each person who owed money to his employer to come and discuss the situation. He asked the first one, 'How much do you owe him?'
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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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 …
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and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
"But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.
Ah, I know how to ensure that I'll have plenty of friends who will give me a home when I am fired.'
The man replied, 'I owe him 800 gallons of olive oil.' So the manager told him, 'Take the bill and quickly change it to 400 gallons.'
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