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Luke 16:1-2

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The Parable of the Clever Steward

16:1 Jesus 1  also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who was informed of accusations 2  that his manager 3  was wasting 4  his assets. 16:2 So 5  he called the manager 6  in and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? 7  Turn in the account of your administration, 8  because you can no longer be my manager.’

1 tn Grk “He”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn These are not formal legal charges, but reports from friends, acquaintances, etc.; Grk “A certain man was rich who had a manager, and this one was reported to him as wasting his property.”

3 sn His manager was the steward in charge of managing the house. He could have been a slave trained for the role.

4 tn Or “squandering.” This verb is graphic; it means to scatter (L&N 57.151).

5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the result of the reports the man received about his manager.

6 tn Grk “him”; the referent (the manager) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

7 sn Although phrased as a question, the charges were believed by the owner, as his dismissal of the manager implies.

8 tn Or “stewardship”; the Greek word οἰκονομία (oikonomia) is cognate with the noun for the manager (οἰκονόμος, oikonomo").



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