Jesus also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who was informed of accusations that his manager was wasting his assets.
After a few days, the younger son gathered together all he had and left on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth with a wild lifestyle.
The Lord replied, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his household servants, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time?
But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your assets with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!'
But Abram said, "O sovereign Lord, what will you give me since I continue to be childless, and my heir is Eliezer of Damascus?"
So they approached the man who was in charge of Joseph's household and spoke to him at the entrance to the house.
David assembled in Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, including the commanders of the tribes, the commanders of the army divisions that served the king, the commanders of units of a thousand and a hundred, the officials who were in charge of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, the eunuchs, and the warriors, including the most skilled of them.
Yet until now she has refused to acknowledge that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil; and that it was I who lavished on her the silver and gold -- which they used in worshiping Baal!
"For this reason, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his slaves.
"For it is like a man going on a journey, who summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them.
and Joanna the wife of Cuza (Herod's household manager), Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their own resources.
"There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
Then another slave came and said, 'Sir, here is your mina that I put away for safekeeping in a piece of cloth.
One should think about us this way -- as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.