- "He also said to the disciples, ""There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. "
- "And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.' "
- "And 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. "