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Luke 16:8  (King James Version)
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Verse Comparison: Luke 16:8

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American Standard Version
And his lord commended the unrighteous steward because he had done wisely: for the sons of this world are for their own generation wiser than the sons of the light.

Amplified® Bible
And [his] master praised the dishonest (unjust) manager for acting shrewdly {and} prudently; for the sons of this age are shrewder {and} more prudent {and} wiser in [relation to] their own generation [to their own age and kind] than are the sons of light.

Contemporary English Version
The master praised his dishonest manager for looking out for himself so well. That's how it is! The people of this world look out for themselves better than the people who belong to the light.

Darby English Version
And the lord praised the unrighteous steward because he had done prudently. For the sons of this world are, for their own generation, more prudent than the sons of light.

Good News Bible
As a result the master of this dishonest manager praised him for doing such a shrewd thing; because the people of this world are much more shrewd in handling their affairs than the people who belong to the light."

International Standard Version
The master praised the dishonest manager for being so clever. For worldly people are more clever than enlightened people in dealing with their own generation.

King James Version
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.

New American Standard Bible
"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

New International Version
"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.

New King James Version
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.

N.A.S.B. in E-Prime
"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age show more shrewdness in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

Young's Literal Translation
`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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