7 Then said he to another, How much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. Then he said to him, Take thy writing and write fourscore.
8 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.
9 And I say unto you, Make you friends with the riches [c]of iniquity, that when ye shall want, they may receive you into everlasting [d]habitations.
Luke 16:8This 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.
Luke 16:8Men 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.
Luke 16:9This is not spoken of goods that are evil gotten, for God will have our bountifulness to the poor, proceed and come from a good fountain: but he calleth those riches of iniquity, which men use naughtily.
Luke 16:9To wit, the poor Christians: for they are the inheritors of these Tabernacles, Theophylact.
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