THEN said he also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and he received an information against him, as having dissipated his treasures.
And not many days after, the younger son, collecting his all, travelled into a far distant country, and there dissipated his substance in a life of debauchery.
And the Lord said, Who indeed is a faithful steward, and prudent, whom the lord will place over his household, to give them their proportion of provision at the proper season?
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven like unto a certain king who purposed to settle his account with his servants.
For the case is like that of a man, who travelling abroad, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.
And Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's lieutenant-governor, and Susanna, and many others, who ministred to his support out of their possessions.
Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making splendid entertainments every day:
And another came, saying, Master, there is thy maneh, which I have kept wrapt up in a napkin:
LET a man so account of us, as the under servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
For a bishop ought to be irreproachable, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not irritable, not addicted to wine, not quarrelsome, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Ye ask, and receive nothing, because ye ask vilely, in order to consume it on your sensual appetites.