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Luke 16:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that is faithful in the least is faithful also in much; and he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous also in much.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The faithful in least, in much also, is, faithful, and, he that in least is unrighteous, in much also, is, unrighteous.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'He who is faithful in the least, [is] also faithful in much; and he who in the least [is] unrighteous, is also unrighteous in much;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little is unjust also in that which is greater.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee that is faithfull in that which is least, is faithfull also in much: and he that is vniust in the least, is vniust also in much.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— Whoever in the little is faithful, in the great also is faithful; and he who in the little is unjust, in the great also is unjust.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— He that is faithful in the little, is also faithful in the much; and he that is unjust in the little, is also unjust in the much.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that is faithful 4103
{4103} Prime
πιστός
pistos
{pis-tos'}
From G3982; objectively trustworthy; subjectively trustful.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
that which is least 1646
{1646} Prime
ἐλάχιστος
elachistos
{el-akh'-is-tos}
The superlative of ἔλαχυς [[elachus]] (short); used as equivalent to G3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
faithful 4103
{4103} Prime
πιστός
pistos
{pis-tos'}
From G3982; objectively trustworthy; subjectively trustful.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
much: 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
he that is unjust 94
{0094} Prime
ἄδικος
adikos
{ad'-ee-kos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G1349; unjust; by extension wicked; by implication treacherous; specifically heathen.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the least 1646
{1646} Prime
ἐλάχιστος
elachistos
{el-akh'-is-tos}
The superlative of ἔλαχυς [[elachus]] (short); used as equivalent to G3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
unjust 94
{0094} Prime
ἄδικος
adikos
{ad'-ee-kos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G1349; unjust; by extension wicked; by implication treacherous; specifically heathen.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
much. 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 16:10

_ _ He, etc. — a maxim of great pregnancy and value; rising from the prudence which the steward had to the fidelity which he had not, the “harmlessness of the dove, to which the serpent” with all his “wisdom” is a total stranger. Fidelity depends not on the amount entrusted, but on the sense of responsibility. He that feels this in little will feel it in much, and conversely.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 16:1-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 16:10

And whether ye have more or less, see that ye be faithful as well as wise stewards. He that is faithful in what is meanest of all, worldly substance, is also faithful in things of a higher nature; and he that uses these lowest gifts unfaithfully, is likewise unfaithful in spiritual things.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Luke 16:10

(2) He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

(2) We ought to take heed that we do not abuse our earthly work and duty and so be deprived of heavenly gifts: for how can they properly use spiritual gifts who abuse worldly things?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
faithful in:

Luke 16:11-12 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true [riches]? ... And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
Luke 19:17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses [was faithful] in all his house.

he that is unjust:

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him;
John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
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Mt 25:21. Lk 16:11; 19:17. Jn 12:6; 13:2, 27. He 3:2.

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