Luke 19

Jesus and Zacchaeus

1 a  He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And b  he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into c  a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for d  I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and e  received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all f  grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods g  I give to the poor. And if I have h  defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it i  fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, since j  he also is a son of Abraham. 10For k  the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Minas

11As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because l  they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12He said therefore, m  A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13Calling n  ten of his servants
Greek bondservants; also verse 15
he gave them ten minas
A  mina was about three months’ wages for a laborer
and said to them, ‘Engage in business q  until I come.’
14But r  his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. 16The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant!
Greek bondservant; also verse 22
Because you have been t  faithful in a very little u  you shall have authority over ten cities.’
18And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in v  a handkerchief; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are w  a severe man. You take x  what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him, y  ‘I will condemn you with your own words, z  you wicked servant! You knew that I was aa  a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ 26‘I tell you that ab  to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27But ac  as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and ad  slaughter them before me.’”

The Triumphal Entry

28And when he had said these things ae  he went on ahead af  going up to Jerusalem. 29 ag  When he drew near to Bethphage and ah  Bethany, at ai  the mount that is called Olivet, he sent aj  two of the disciples, 30saying, Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied ak  on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32So those who were sent went away and found it al  just as he had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36And as he rode along, they am  spread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing nearalready on the way down the Mount of Olivesan  the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice ao  for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying ap  Blessed is aq  the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and ar  glory in the highest!” 39 as  And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent at  the very stones would cry out.”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 au  And when he drew near and saw the city av  he wept over it, 42saying, aw  Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now ax  they are hidden from your eyes. 43For ay  the days will come upon you, when your enemies az  will set up a barricade around you and ba  surround you and hem you in on every side 44 bb  and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And bc  they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know bd  the time of your be  visitation.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

45 bf  And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 46saying to them, “It is written bg  My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but bh  you have made it a den of robbers.”

47 bi  And he was teaching daily in the temple. bj  The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.

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