Luke 16:1

“And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 16:1

And hee said also vnto his disciples, There was a certaine rich man which had a Steward, and the same was accused vnto him that he had wasted his goods.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this {manager} was reported to him as squandering his possessions.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said also unto the disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he was wasting his goods.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And another time he said to the disciples, There was a certain man of great wealth who had a servant; and it was said to him that this servant was wasting his goods.
- Basic English Bible

And he said also to [his] disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and *he* was accused to him as wasting his goods.
- Darby Bible

And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he had wasted his goods.
- Webster's Bible

He said also to His disciples: "There was a rich man who had a steward, about whom a report was brought to him, that he was wasting his property.
- Weymouth Bible

He also said to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
- World English Bible

He seide also to hise disciplis, Ther was a riche man, that hadde a baili; and this was defamed to him, as he hadde wastid his goodis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said also unto his disciples, `A certain man was rich, who had a steward, and he was accused to him as scattering his goods;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 16:1

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:1


16:1 And he said also to his disciples - Not only to the scribes and Pharisees to whom he had hitherto been speaking, but to all the younger as well as the elder brethren: to the returning prodigals who were now his disciples. A certain rich man had a steward - Christ here teaches all that are now in favour with God, particularly pardoned penitents, to behave wisely in what is committed to them.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:1


Lu 16:1-7 The Rich Man and Lazarus SUMMARY OF LUKE 16: The Unjust Steward. His Shrewd Forethought. Making Friends with the Unrighteous Mammon. The Scoffing of the Covetous Pharisees. The Rich Man. The Beggar at His Gate. Death--One in Abraham's Bosom; the Other in Hades. The Rich Man's Petition. The Great Gulf. Hearing Moses and the Prophets. There was a certain rich man. The three parables of the last chapter, the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Lost Son, are a rebuke of the self-righteousness of the Pharisees: the two of this chapter are directed against their covetousness. Had a steward. An officer who had charge of his estates. Eliezer was the steward of Abraham; Joseph that of Potiphar (Ge 24:2-12 39:4). A man of business to take charge of the property is still common in the Old World on large estates. The Christian, to whom God has entrusted the earthly care of property that belongs to the Creator, is thus described (Mt 25:14-30 Lu 19:11-27). Had wasted his goods. Dishonest; an embezzler.

Discussion for Luke 16:1

  • Irene on Luke 16:1
    My 49 y.o son has always been spiritual and follows the scriptures. His marriage was based on his partners pregnancy.It turned out to be loveless marriage. They are now divorced but he feels guilty because what the Bible says about divorce

    His life is stifled and can't move on.

    Should he return to a loveless/ sexless mariage because of the scripture ???
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 16:1
    Irene, I'm sad to read of your son's situation & unhappiness. Many of the world in this situation would do what they think is right for them & go on to remarry & hopefully be happy again. But since you're seeking Scriptural guidance on this, I see that the Lord & the apostle Paul were very clear on this issue as pertaining to God's view on marriage.

    Jesus spoke about this in Matthew 19:3-9. Jesus first gives the meaning of marriage: that it is a binding act since these individual people have come together in marriage & have become 'one flesh'. This means that God doesn't recognize divorce as those two have become one flesh by their act of commitment & consummation. Then Paul spoke in 1 Cor 7:10-11, that if one departs (divorces) from the other, then they should remain in the state of singleness (this applied to both husband & wife, even though the instruction was given for the woman). For if they should remarry, then they break the covenant made towards the holy gift of marriage. For this reason, apart from turning to Christ for salvation, the decision for marriage remains so important a step to embark on.

    If your son is a believer, then God understands his situation & will give Him sufficient Grace to keep on the path of obedience to remain single for His sake.


 

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