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Luke 16:10-12


16:10 “The one who is faithful in a very little 1  is also faithful in much, and the one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 16:11 If then you haven’t been trustworthy 2  in handling worldly wealth, 3  who will entrust you with the true riches? 4  16:12 And if you haven’t been trustworthy 5  with someone else’s property, 6  who will give you your own 7 ?

1 sn The point of the statement faithful in a very little is that character is shown in how little things are treated.

2 tn Or “faithful.”

3 tn Grk “the unrighteous mammon.” See the note on the phrase “worldly wealth” in v. 9.

4 sn Entrust you with the true riches is a reference to future service for God. The idea is like 1 Cor 9:11, except there the imagery is reversed.

5 tn Or “faithful.”

6 tn Grk “have not been faithful with what is another’s.”

7 tn Grk “what is your own.”

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