Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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

The manager [of the estate] said to himself, ‘What will I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig [for a living], 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.

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.

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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Context Readings

The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager

2 So he called the manager in and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Turn in the account of your administration, because you can no longer be my manager.' 3 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. 4 I know what to do so that when I am put out of management, people will welcome me into their homes.'


Cross References

Esther 6:6

So Haman came in, and the king said to him, "What should be done for the man whom the king wishes to honor?" Haman thought to himself, "Who is it that the king would want to honor more than me?"

Proverbs 13:4

The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.

Proverbs 15:19

The way of the sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is like a highway.

Proverbs 18:9

The one who is slack in his work is a brother to one who destroys.

Proverbs 19:15

Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.

Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.

Proverbs 21:25-26

What the sluggard desires will kill him, for his hands refuse to work.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion in the streets!"

Proverbs 27:23-27

Pay careful attention to the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds,

Proverbs 29:21

If someone pampers his servant from youth, he will be a weakling in the end.

Isaiah 10:3

What will you do on judgment day, when destruction arrives from a distant place? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy lies. The priests exercise power by their own authority. And my people love to have it this way. But they will not be able to help you when the time of judgment comes!

Hosea 9:5

So what will you do on the festival day, on the festival days of the Lord?

Mark 10:46

They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.

Luke 12:17

so he thought to himself, 'What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?'

Luke 16:20

But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores,

Luke 16:22

"Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 18:4

For a while he refused, but later on he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people,

John 9:8

Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously as a beggar began saying, "Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?"

Acts 3:2

And a man lame from birth was being carried up, who was placed at the temple gate called "the Beautiful Gate" every day so he could beg for money from those going into the temple courts.

Acts 9:6

But stand up and enter the city and you will be told what you must do."

2 Thessalonians 3:11

For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others.

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