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Luke 16:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Luke 16:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And his master commended the unjust manager [not for his misdeeds, but] because he had acted shrewdly [by preparing for his future unemployment]; for the sons of this age [the non-believers] are shrewder in relation to their own kind [that is, to the ways of the secular world] than are the sons of light [the believers].

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Luke 16:8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

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Luke 16:8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

And the Lord commended [a]the unjust steward, because he had done wisely. Wherefore the [b]children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 16:8 This parable doth not approve the steward’s naughty dealing, for it was every theft: but parables are set forth, to show a thing covertly, and as it were under a figure to represent the truth, though it agree not thoroughly with the matter itself: so that Christ meaneth by this parable to teach us, that worldly men are more heady in the affairs of this world, than the children of God are careful for everlasting life.
  2. Luke 16:8 Men that are given to this present life, contrary to whom the children of light are set: St. Paul calls those spiritual, and the other carnal.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 16:8 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

`And the lord commended the unrighteous steward that he did prudently, because the sons of this age are more prudent than the sons of the light, in respect to their generation.

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