Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“Then the manager said to himself, ‘What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I’m not strong enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg.

New American Standard Bible

"The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

King James Version

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.

International Standard Version

"Then the servant manager told himself, "What should I do? My master is taking my position away from me. I'm not strong enough to plow, and I'm ashamed to beg.

A Conservative Version

And the manager said within himself, What shall I do because my lord takes away the management from me? I am not able to dig. I am ashamed to beg.

American Standard Version

And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, seeing that my lord taketh away the stewardship from me? I have not strength to dig; to beg I am ashamed.

Amplified

And the manager of the estate said to himself, What shall I do, seeing that my master is taking the management away from me? I am not able to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.

An Understandable Version

Then the property manager said to himself, What am I going to do since my master is taking away my job? I am not strong enough to dig [i.e., as a farm laborer], and I am too ashamed to beg.

Anderson New Testament

And the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes from me the stewardship. I have not strength to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Bible in Basic English

And the servant said to himself, What am I to do now that my lord takes away my position? I have not enough strength for working in the fields, and I would be shamed if I made requests for money from people in the streets.

Common New Testament

The steward said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.

Daniel Mace New Testament

upon which the steward said in himself, what shall I do, now my master strips me of my employment? dig I cannot: and 'tis shameful to beg: I see it now,

Darby Translation

And the steward said within himself, What shall I do; for my lord is taking the stewardship from me? I am not able to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Godbey New Testament

And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, because my lord takes away my stewardship from me? I am not able to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Goodspeed New Testament

Then the manager said to himself, 'What am I going to do, because my master is going to take my position away from me? I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.

John Wesley New Testament

And the steward said in himself, What shall I do? For my lord taketh away the stewardship from me. I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes the stewardship away from me; I cannot dig, and I am ashamed to beg.

Julia Smith Translation

And the steward said in himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away the stewardship from me: I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.

King James 2000

Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, because my master is taking away the management from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Modern King James verseion

And the steward said within himself, What shall I do? For my lord is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The steward said within himself, 'What shall I do? For my master will take away from me the stewardship. I cannot dig, and to beg, I am ashamed.

Moffatt New Testament

The factor said to himself, 'What am I to do, now that my master is taking the factorship away from me? I am too weak to dig, I am ashamed to beg.

Montgomery New Testament

"Now the steward said to himself. 'What shall I do, now that my master is taking away my stewardship? I am not strong enough to dig, to beg I am ashamed.

NET Bible

Then the manager said to himself, 'What should I do, since my master is taking my position away from me? I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm too ashamed to beg.

New Heart English Bible

"The manager said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I do not have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.

Noyes New Testament

Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do, now that my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? I cannot dig, I am ashamed to beg.

Sawyer New Testament

And the steward said within himself, What shall I do, because my lord takes the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

The Emphasized Bible

And the steward said within himself - What shall I do, because my lord taketh away the stewardship from me? Dig, I cannot: to beg, I am ashamed.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? because my master is taking away the stewardship from me: to dig, I have not the strength; to beg, I am ashamed.

Twentieth Century New Testament

'What am I to do,' the steward asked himself, 'now that my master is taking the steward's place away from me? I have not strength to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.

Webster

Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Weymouth New Testament

"Then the steward said within himself, "'What am I to do? For my master is taking away the stewardship from me. I am not strong enough for field labour: to beg, I should be ashamed.

Williams New Testament

Then the manager said to himself, What shall I do, because my master is going to take my position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

World English Bible

"The manager said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.

Worrell New Testament

And the steward said in himself, 'What shall I do? because my lord takes away the stewardship from me! To dig, I have not strength; to beg, I am ashamed!

Worsley New Testament

And the steward said in himself, What shall I do? now my master takes away the stewardship from me; I am not able to work, and I am ashamed to beg.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the steward said in himself, What shall I do, because my lord doth take away the stewardship from me? to dig I am not able, to beg I am ashamed: --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the steward
οἰκονόμος 
Oikonomos 
Usage: 6

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

shall I do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

for
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

ἀφαιρέω 
Aphaireo 
Usage: 8

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

me
ἐμοῦ 
Emou 
me, my, mine
Usage: 36

οἰκονομία 
Oikonomia 
Usage: 5

I cannot
ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able, avail, prevail, be whole, cannot , can do, may,
Usage: 19

dig
σκάπτω 
Skapto 
dig
Usage: 0

to beg
ἐπαιτέω 
Epaiteo 
to beg
Usage: 0

References

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Morish

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager

2 So he called the manager in and asked, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you can no longer be my manager.’ 3 “Then the manager said to himself, ‘What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I’m not strong enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg. 4 I know what I’ll do so that when I’m removed from management, people will welcome me into their homes.’


Cross References

Esther 6:6

Haman entered, and the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king wants to honor?”Haman thought to himself, “Who is it the king would want to honor more than me?”

Proverbs 13:4

The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.

Proverbs 15:19

A slacker’s way is like a thorny hedge,
but the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 18:9

The one who is truly lazy in his work
is brother to a vandal.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.

Proverbs 20:4

The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.

Proverbs 21:25-26

A slacker’s craving will kill him
because his hands refuse to work.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of a slacker
and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The slacker says, “There’s a lion in the road—
a lion in the public square!”

Proverbs 27:23-27

Know well the condition of your flock,
and pay attention to your herds,

Proverbs 29:21

A slave pampered from his youth
will become arrogant later on.

Isaiah 10:3

What will you do on the day of punishment
when devastation comes from far away?
Who will you run to for help?
Where will you leave your wealth?

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests rule by their own authority.
My people love it like this.
But what will you do at the end of it?

Hosea 9:5

What will you do on a festival day,
on the day of the Lord’s feast?

Mark 10:46

They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

Luke 12:17

He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops?

Luke 16:20

But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate.

Luke 16:22

One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side.The rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 18:4

“For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or respect man,

John 9:8

His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, “Isn’t this the man who sat begging?”

Acts 3:2

And a man who was lame from birth was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.

Acts 9:6

“But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

2 Thessalonians 3:11

For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work of others.

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