Luke 19
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1And having entered, He was passing through Jericho, 2and behold, a man, by name called Zaccheus, and he was a chief tax collector, and he was rich, 3and he was seeking to see Jesus, who He is, and was not able for the multitude, because he was small in stature, 4and having run forward before, he went up on a sycamore, that he may see Him, because through that [way] He was about to pass by. 5And as Jesus came up to the place, having looked up, He saw him and said to him, “Zaccheus, having hurried, come down, for it is necessary for Me to remain in your house today”; 6and he having hurried came down, and received Him rejoicing; 7and having seen [it], they were all murmuring, saying, “He went in to lodge with a sinful man!” 8And Zaccheus having stood, said to the LORD, “Behold, half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor, and if I took by false accusation anything of anyone, I give back fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation came to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham; 10for the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

11And while they are hearing these things, having added He spoke an allegory, because of His being near to Jerusalem, and of their thinking that the Kingdom of God is immediately about to appear. 12He therefore said, “A certain man of birth went on to a far country, to take to himself a kingdom, and to return, 13and having called ten servants of his own, he gave ten minas to them and said to them, Do business—until I come; 14and his citizens were hating him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, We do not wish this one to reign over us. 15And it came to pass, on his coming back, having taken the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he gave the money, that he might know what anyone had done in business. 16And the first came near, saying, Lord, your mina gained ten minas; 17and he said to him, Well done, good servant, because you became faithful in a very little, be having authority over ten cities. 18And the second came, saying, Lord, your mina made five minas; 19and he also said to this one, And you, become [ruler] over five cities. 20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, your mina, that I had lying away in a napkin; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are an austere man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow. 22And he says to him, Out of your mouth I will judge you, evil servant: you knew that I am an austere man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow! 23And why did you not give my money to the bank, and I, having come, might have received it with interest? 24And to those standing by he said, Take the mina from him, and give to him having the ten minas— 25(and they said to him, Lord, he has ten minas)— 26for I say to you that to everyone having will be given, and from him not having, also what he has will be taken from him, 27but those my enemies, who did not wish me to reign over them, bring here and slay before me.”

28And having said these things, He went on before, going up to Jerusalem.

29And it came to pass, as He came near to Bethphage and Bethany, to that called the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 30having said, “Go away into the village in front of [you], in which, entering in, you will find a colt bound, on which no one of men ever sat, having loosed it, bring [it]; 31and if anyone questions you, Why do you loose [it]? Thus you will say to him: The LORD has need of it.” 32And those sent, having gone away, found according as He said to them, 33and while they are loosing the colt, its owners said to them, “Why do you loose the colt?” 34And they said, “The LORD has need of it”; 35and they brought it to Jesus, and having cast their garments on the colt, they sat Jesus on it. 36And as He is going, they were spreading their garments in the way, 37and as He is coming near now, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began rejoicing to praise God with a great voice for all the mighty works they had seen,

38saying, “Blessed [is] the King coming in the Name of the LORD; peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest!”

39And certain of the Pharisees from the multitude said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples”; 40and He answering said to them, “I say to you that if these will be silent, the stones will cry out!”

41And when He came near, having seen the city, He wept over it, 42saying, “If you knew, even you, at least in this your day, the things for your peace; but now they were hid from your eyes. 43Because days will come on you, and your enemies will cast a rampart around you, and surround you around, and press you on every side, 44and lay you low, and your children within you, and they will not leave in you a stone on a stone, because you did not know the time of your inspection.”

45And having entered into the temple, He began to cast forth those selling in it, and those buying, 46saying to them, “It has been written, My house is a house of prayer—but you made it a den of robbers.”

47And He was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes were seeking to destroy Him—also the chiefs of the people— 48and they were not finding what they will do, for all the people were hanging on Him, hearing Him.


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