Luke 16:12

And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if ye haue not bene faithful in that which is another mans, who shall giue you that which is your owne?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And if you have not been faithful in {the use of} that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if you have not been true in your care of the property of other people, who will give you that which is yours?
- Basic English Bible

and if ye have not been faithful in that which is another's, who shall give to you your own?
- Darby Bible

And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who will give you that which is your own?
- Webster's Bible

And if you have not been faithful in dealing with that which is not your own, who will give you that which is your own?
- Weymouth Bible

If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?
- World English Bible

And if ye weren not trewe in othere mennus thing, who schal yyue to you that that is youre?
- Wycliffe Bible

and if in the other's ye became not faithful -- your own, who shall give to you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 16:12


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.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 16:12


Lu 16:12 Another man's. That which belongs to God. All who have property should understand that it is another's. Your own. The true riches, because they become a part of our being, the inalienable possession of the redeemed.

Discussion for Luke 16

  • 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
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 16:15 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM YOU ARE THEY WHICH JUSTIFY YOURSELVES BEFORE MEN BUT GOD KNOWETH YOUR HEARTS FOR THAT WHICH IS HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG MEN IS ABOMINATION IN THE SIGHT OF GOD 16:16 THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS WERE UNTIL JOHN SINCE THAT TIME THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS PREACHED AND EVERY MAN PRESSETH INTO IT
  • Wayne
    Interesting enough, the rich man, in his misery, in the flames, hadn't changed his ways. He was still thinking he was in charge. Ordering Lazarus to get the drop of water. Unto the Lord. Hadn't changed at all.
  • Stephende
    I don't think you can parse the word by numbers and symbols as there is no authority. But hear the parables, for the Master taught in parables to avoid the calculating mind. The rich man in hell asked Abraham to sent one to his brothers so that they might avoid the torment. Abraham answers that if they will not believe this sent one if they have not learned from Moses and the Prophets!
  • Robert DeHaan
    The story of Lazazrus and the rich man is to me one of the most profound. Never ever take for granted your station in this life. God is using all people by showing in His Word that all person's matter to Yeshua, no matter sick or not sick, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, Yeshua knows your name friend. He went to the cross so that we can cross from death to life everlasting by believing Today

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