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Luke 16:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— 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.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— '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:—
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then the Steward said within himselfe, What shall I doe, for my lord taketh away from mee the Stewardship? I cannot digge, to begge I am ashamed.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And the house-chief said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh from me the house-headship. I cannot dig, and to beg I am ashamed.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the steward said with himself: What shall I do, since my lord is about to take from me the stewardship? To dig, I am unable; and to become a beggar, I am ashamed.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
steward 3623
{3623} Prime
οἰκονόμος
oikonomos
{oy-kon-om'-os}
From G3624 and the base of G3551; a house distributor (that is, manager), or overseer, that is, an employee in that capacity; by extension a fiscal agent (treasurer); figuratively a preacher (of the Gospel).
said 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
within 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.
himself, 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
What 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
shall I do? 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
lord 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
taketh away 851
{0851} Prime
ἀφαιρέω
aphaireo
{af-ahee-reh'-o}
From G0575 and G0138; to remove (literally or figuratively).
z5731
<5731> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 69
from 575
{0575} Prime
ἀπό
apo
{ap-o'}
A primary particle; 'off', that is, away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literally or figuratively).
me 1700
{1700} Prime
ἐμοῦ
emou
{em-oo'}
A prolonged form of G3449; of me.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
stewardship: 3622
{3622} Prime
οἰκονομία
oikonomia
{oy-kon-om-ee'-ah}
From G3623; administration (of a household or estate); specifically a (religious) 'economy'.
I cannot 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
2480
{2480} Prime
ἰσχύω
ischuo
{is-khoo'-o}
From G2479; to have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
dig; 4626
{4626} Prime
σκάπτω
skapto
{skap'-to}
Apparently a primary verb; to dig.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
to beg 1871
{1871} Prime
ἐπαιτέω
epaiteo
{ep-ahee-teh'-o}
From G1909 and G0154; to ask for.
z5721
<5721> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 647
I am ashamed. 153
{0153} Prime
αἰσχύνω
aischuno
{ahee-skhoo'-no}
From αἶσχος [[aischos]] (disfigurement, that is, disgrace); to feel shame (for oneself).
z5727
<5727> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Either Middle or Passive (See G5787)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 10
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Luke 16:3

_ _ cannot dig ... to beg, ashamed — therefore, when dismissed, shall be in utter want.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Luke 16:1-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Luke 16:3

To beg I am ashamed — But not ashamed to cheat! This was likewise a sense of honour! "By men called honour, but by angels pride."

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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said:

Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Esther 6:6 So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?

What:

Luke 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Isaiah 10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation [which] shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love [to have it] so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Hosea 9:5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

I cannot:

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.
Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Proverbs 21:25-26 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. ... He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
Proverbs 24:30-34 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; ... So shall thy poverty come [as] one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
Proverbs 26:13-16 The slothful [man] saith, [There is] a lion in the way; a lion [is] in the streets. ... The sluggard [is] wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Proverbs 27:23-27 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds. ... And [thou shalt have] goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.
Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become [his] son at the length.
2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

to beg:

Luke 16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; [therefore] shall he beg in harvest, and [have] nothing.
Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
John 9:8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
Acts 3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
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Es 6:6. Pv 13:4; 15:19; 18:9; 19:15; 20:4; 21:25; 24:30; 26:13; 27:23; 29:21. Is 10:3. Jr 5:31. Ho 9:5. Mk 10:46. Lk 12:17; 16:20, 22; 18:4. Jn 9:8. Ac 3:2; 9:6. 2Th 3:11.

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