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AN

E XPOSITION

OF

THE PAR A B LES

AND OF OTHER PARTS OF

THE GOSPELS,

BY EDWARD GRESWELL, B.D.

FELLOW OF C. c. c. OXFORD.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

OXFORD:
PRINTED BY S. COLLINGWOOD, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY,

FOR J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE, LONDON.

SOLD BY J. H. PARKER, OXFORD.

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PARABLE EIGHTEENTH. MORAL.

THE UNJUST STEWARD.

LUKE XVI. 1–13. HARMONY, P. IV. 43.

LUKE xvi. 1-13. 1 He said moreover to his disciples also : “ There was a cer“tain rich man, who had a steward ; and this steward was ac"cused unto him, as dissipating his possessions. 2 And he “ called him and said unto him, What is this which I hear con. “ cerning thee? render the account of thy stewardship; for “ thou shalt not have it in thy power to be steward any longer. 3 And the steward began to say in himself, What shall I do? “ for my lord is taking the stewardship from me: to dig I have “not strength, to beg I am ashamed. 4 I have concluded, “ what I shall do; that when I have been removed from the “ stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5 And “ having called to him each one of the debtors of his own lord, “ he said to the first, How much dost thou owe to my lord ? “ 6 And he said, An hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take thy writing, and having sat down, wsite quickly fifty. 7 Then he said to another, And thou, how much owest thou ? “ And he said, An hundred cors of wheat. And he saith to “ him, Take thy writing, and write eighty. 8 And his lord commended the steward of injustice, because he did pru. “ dently: for the children of this world are more prudent for “ their own generation, than the children of light.

“ 9 And I say unto you, Make friends for yourselves of the “ mammon of injustice, that when ye fail, they may receive “ you into the everlasting tabernacles. 10 He who is trusty in

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