Luke 16:11

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If therefore yee haue not bene faithfull in the vnrighteous Mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the {use of} unrighteous wealth, who will entrust the true {riches} to you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true `riches'?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If, then, you have not been true in your use of the wealth of this life, who will give into your care the true wealth?
- Basic English Bible

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who shall entrust to you the true?
- Darby Bible

If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
- Webster's Bible

If therefore you have not proved yourselves faithful in dealing with the wealth that is tainted with fraud, who will entrust to you the true good?
- Weymouth Bible

If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye weren not trewe in the wickid thing of ritchesse, who schal bitake to you that that is verry?
- Wycliffe Bible

if, then, in the unrighteous mammon ye became not faithful -- the true who will entrust to you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:11


16:11 Who will intrust you with the true riches? - How should God intrust you with spiritual and eternal, which alone are true riches?


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:11


Lu 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful. If one is faithless in an earthly trust, how can he expect to receive a heavenly trust?

Discussion for Luke 16

  • BSP
    Verse 9: We can not buy our friendship with Jehovah God and Jesus Christ, but by using our material assets to further Kingdom interests, we prove our friendship and love not just in word, but also by our actions.
  • John McCall
    There are two sides of the gulf. meaning two sides of heaven.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    There is no repentance after death. After death, the judgement. It is wise, therefore, that we strive to earn a place in the Lord's Kingdom by being true to His divine will while here on earth.
  • Saved by Grace :,)
    Some believe in fairy tales, Some believe in lies from false cults, some enjoy religion.
    Jesus Christ said Except a man be Born Again he Cannot see the Kingdom of God Jn 3:3,5,7
    Jn 14 :6 Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way to escape Hell
  • Joe
    Bob - The rich man's debtors had bills showing they owed some amount. The steward went to debtors and told them to change the amount owed expected the debtors to be beholding to him when the rich man fired him.
  • What does it mean to " write eighty". Does it mean he paid eighty in which case he would be out of the rich mans debt and therefore reunited with him because he is no longer subservient to his debt. Is this possibly a statement that the manager has performed his intended task of reuniting the rich master and his debtors.

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