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 224   The  SHREWD  MANAGER 
   Matt       Mark    Luke 16
     1  He also said to his disciples,
      "There was a rich man who had a steward,


and charges were brought to him


that this man was wasting his goods.


And he called him and said to him,
      'What is this that I hear about you?
      Turn in the account of your stewardship, 
      for you can no longer be steward.' 


And the steward said to himself,
      'What shall I do, 
      since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? 


I am not strong enough to dig,
      and I am ashamed to beg.


I have decided what to do, 


so that people may receive me into their houses 
      when I am put out of the stewardship.'


So, summoning his master's debtors one by one,


he said to the first,
      'How much do you owe my master?'


He said,


'A hundred measures of oil.'
      And he said to him,
      'Take your bill
      and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 


Then he said to another,


'And how much do you owe?'
      He said to him,
      'A hundred measures of oil.'
      And he said to him,
      'Take your bill,


and write eighty.'


The master commended the dishonest steward
      for his shrewdness;
      for the sons of this world are more shrewd 


in dealing with their own generation
      than the sons of light.
    19 And I tell you,
      make friends for yourselves
      by means of unrighteous mammon, 
      so that when it fails
      they may receive you
      into the eternal habitations."

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