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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1The parable of the unjust steward.
14Christ reproves the hypocrisy of the covetous Pharisees.
19The parable of the rich man and Lazarus the beggar.
 
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Chapter 16

Verse 1
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.


a certain
Matthew 18:23,24; 25:14-30
a steward
8:3; 12:42; Genesis 15:2; 43:19; 1 Chronicles 28:1; 1 Corinthians 4:1,2; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 4:10
wasted
19; 15:13,30; 19:20; Proverbs 18:9; Hosea 2:8; James 4:3

Verse 2
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
How
Genesis 3:9-11; 4:9,10; 18:20,21; 1 Samuel 2:23,24; 1 Corinthians 1:11; 1 Timothy 5:24
give
12:42; Ecclesiastes 11:9,10; 12:14; Matthew 12:36; Romans 14:12; 1 Corinthians 4:2,5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Peter 4:5,10; 1 Timothy 4:14; Revelation 20:12
for
12:20; 19:21-26

Verse 3
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
said
18:4; Esther 6:6
What
12:17; Isaiah 10:3; Jeremiah 5:31; Hosea 9:5; Acts 9:6
I cannot
Proverbs 13:4; 15:19; 18:9; 19:15; 21:25,26; 24:30-34; 26:13-16; 27:23-27; Proverbs 29:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:11
to beg
20,22; Proverbs 20:4; Mark 10:46; John 9:8; Acts 3:2

Verse 4
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Proverbs 30:9; Jeremiah 4:22; James 3:15

Verse 5
So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
his
7:41,42; Matthew 18:24

Verse 6
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
measures
"The word Batos in the original containeth nine gallons, three quarts. See Eze 45:10-14."
Take
9,12; Titus 2:10

Verse 7
Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
An hundred
20:9,12; Song of Solomon 8:11,12
measures
"The word here interpreted a measure, in the original containeth about fourteen bushels and a pottle. Gr."

Verse 8
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.
unjust
10; 18:6
done
4; Genesis 3:1; Exodus 1:10; 2 Samuel 13:3; 2 Kings 10:19; Proverbs 6:6-8
children of this
20:34; Psalms 17:14; 1 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:19
in
Psalms 49:10-19; Matthew 17:26
children of light
John 12:36; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 3:10

Verse 9
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Make
11:41; 14:14; Proverbs 19:17; Ecclesiastes 11:1; Isaiah 58:7,8; Daniel 4:27; Matthew 6:19; 19:21; Matthew 25:35-40; Acts 10:4,31; 2 Corinthians 9:12-15; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; 2 Timothy 1:16-18
of the
11,13
mammon
or, riches.
Proverbs 23:5; 1 Timothy 6:9,10,17
when
Psalms 73:26; Ecclesiastes 12:3-7; Isaiah 57:16
into
2 Corinthians 4:17,18; 5:1; 1 Timothy 6:18; Jude 1:21

Verse 10
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
faithful in
11,12; 19:17; Matthew 25:21; Hebrews 3:2
he that is unjust
John 12:6; 13:2,27

Verse 11
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
in
true
12:33; 18:22; Proverbs 8:18,19; Ephesians 3:8; James 2:5; Revelation 3:18

Verse 12
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
in
19:13-26; 1 Chronicles 29:14-16; Job 1:21; Ezekiel 16:16-21; Hosea 2:8; Matthew 25:14-29
that which is your
10:42; Colossians 3:3,4; 1 Peter 1:4,5

Verse 13
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
servant
9:50; 11:23; Joshua 24:15; Matthew 4:10; 6:24; Romans 6:16-22; 8:5-8; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15,16
hate
14:26

Verse 14
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
who
12:15; 20:47; Isaiah 56:11; Jeremiah 6:13; 8:10; Ezekiel 22:25-29; 33:31; Matthew 23:14
derided
8:53; 23:35; Psalms 35:15,16; 119:51; Isaiah 53:3; Jeremiah 20:7,8; Hebrews 11:36; Hebrews 12:2,3

Verse 15
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Ye
10:29; 11:39; 18:11,21; 20:20,47; Proverbs 20:6; Matthew 6:2,5,16; 23:5,25-27; Romans 3:20; James 2:21-25
God
1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 29:17; 2 Chronicles 6:30; Psalms 7:9; 139:1,2; Jeremiah 17:10; John 2:25; John 21:17; Acts 1:18; 15:8; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Revelation 2:23
for
Psalms 10:3; 49:13,18; Proverbs 16:5; Isaiah 1:10-14; Amos 5:21,22; Malachi 3:15; 1 Peter 3:4; 5:5

Verse 16
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Law
29,31; Matthew 11:9-14; John 1:45; Acts 3:18,24,25
the kingdom
9:2; 10:9,11; Matthew 3:2; 4:17; 10:7; Mark 1:14
and every
7:26-29; Matthew 21:32; Mark 1:45; John 11:48; 12:19

Verse 17
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
it
21:33; Psalms 102:25-27; Isaiah 51:6; Matthew 5:18; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 20:11; 21:1,4
than
Isaiah 40:8; Romans 3:31; 1 Peter 1:25

Verse 18
Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
Matthew 5:32; 19:9; Mark 10:11,12; 1 Corinthians 7:4,10-12

Verse 19
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
river
12:16-21; 18:24,25; James 5:1-5
clothed
1; 15:13; Job 21:11-15; Psalms 73:3-7; Ezekiel 16:49; Amos 6:4-6; Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:7,16
purple
Judges 8:26; Esther 8:15; Ezekiel 16:13; 27:7; Mark 15:17,20

Verse 20
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
a certain
18:35-43; 1 Samuel 2:8; James 1:9; 2:5
Lazarus
John 11:1
was laid
Acts 3:2
full
21; Job 2:7; Psalms 34:19; 73:14; Isaiah 1:6; Jeremiah 8:22

Verse 21
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
desiring
1 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 11:27
crumbs
Matthew 15:27; Mark 7:28; John 6:12

Verse 22
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
that
Job 3:13-19; Isaiah 57:1,2; Revelation 14:13
was carried
Psalms 91:11,12; Matthew 13:38-43; 24:31; Hebrews 2:14
Abraham's
Matthew 8:11; John 13:23; 21:20
the river
12:20; Job 21:13,30-32; Psalms 49:6-12,16-19; 73:18-20; Proverbs 14:32; Mark 8:36; James 1:11; 1 Peter 2:24
and was buried
2 Kings 9:34,35; Ecclesiastes 8:10; Isaiah 14:18; 22:16

Verse 23
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
in hell
Psalms 9:17; 16:10; 49:15; 86:13; Proverbs 5:5; 7:27; 9:18; 15:24; Isaiah 14:9,15; Matthew 5:22,29; 18:9; 23:33; 1 Corinthians 15:55; *marg:; 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 20:13,14
being
28; 8:28; Matthew 8:29; Revelation 14:10,11; 20:10
seeth
13:28,29; Matthew 8:11,12

Verse 24
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Father
30; 3:8; Matthew 3:9; John 8:33-39,53-56; Romans 4:12; 9:7,8
have
1 Samuel 28:16; Isaiah 27:11; James 2:13
in water
Isaiah 41:17,18; 65:13,14; John 4:10,14; 7:37; Revelation 7:16,17; 22:1
and cool
Zechariah 14:12; James 3:6
for
Isaiah 66:24; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-49; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Revelation 14:10,11; 19:20; 20:15

Verse 25
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Son
remember
23; Lamentations 1:7; Daniel 5:22,23,30; Mark 9:46
thy good
6:24; Job 21:13,14; 22:18; Psalms 17:14; 37:35,36; 49:11; 73:7,12-19; Romans 8:7; Philippians 3:19; 1 John 2:15
likewise
20; John 16:33; Acts 14:22; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 11:25; Revelation 7:14

Verse 26
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
between
1 Samuel 25:36; Psalms 49:14; Ezekiel 28:24; Malachi 3:18; 2 Thessalonians 1:4-10; James 1:11,12; James 5:1-7
they pass
12:59; Psalms 50:22; Matthew 25:46; John 3:36; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10; 22:11

Verse 28
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
lest
Psalms 49:12,13

Verse 29
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
have
16; Isaiah 8:20; 34:16; Malachi 4:2-4; John 5:39-45; Acts 15:21; 17:11,12; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

Verse 30
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
repent
13:3,5; Revelation 16:9-11

Verse 31
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
neither
John 11:43-53; 12:10,11; 2 Corinthians 4:3
be persuaded
Genesis 9:27; *marg:; Acts 19:8; 26:28; 28:23; 2 Corinthians 5:11


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=016>.  

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