Luke 16:7-9 The Passion Translation (TPT)
6–7 One debtor owed twenty thousand dollars, so he said to him, ‘Let me see your bill. Pay me now and we’ll settle for twenty percent less.’ The clever manager scratched out the original amount owed and reduced it by twenty percent. And to another who owed two hundred thousand dollars, he said, ‘Pay me now and we’ll reduce your bill by fifty percent.’ And the clever manager scratched out the original amount owed and reduced it by half.
8 “Even though his master was defrauded, when he found out about the shrewd way this manager had feathered his own nest, he congratulated the clever scoundrel for what he’d done to lay up for his future needs.”
Jesus continued, “Remember this: The sons of darkness are more shrewd than the sons of light in their interactions with others. 9 It is important that you use the wealth of this world to demonstrate your friendship with God by winning friends and blessing others. Then, when this world[a] fails and falls apart, your generosity will provide you with an eternal reward.[b]