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Luke 16:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the [a]wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 16:9 Gr mamonas, for Aram mamon (mammon); i.e. wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Luke 16:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And I tell you [learn from this], make friends for yourselves [for eternity] by means of the [a]wealth of unrighteousness [that is, use material resources as a way to further the work of God], so that when it runs out, they will welcome you into the eternal dwellings.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 16:9 Gr mamona, from Aram mammon, signifying riches, wealth, etc., personified as an object of worship.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Luke 16:9 The Message (MSG)

8-9 “Now here’s a surprise: The master praised the crooked manager! And why? Because he knew how to look after himself. Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. They are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits. I want you to be smart in the same way—but for what is right—using every adversity to stimulate you to creative survival, to concentrate your attention on the bare essentials, so you’ll live, really live, and not complacently just get by on good behavior.”

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

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