Luke 19

Jesus and Zacchaeus

1 aHe entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And bhe 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 ca 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 dI must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and ereceived him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all fgrumbled, “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 gI give to the poor. And if I have hdefrauded anyone of anything, I restore it ifourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, since jhe also is a son of Abraham. 10For kthe 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 lthey supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12He said therefore, mA nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13Calling nten 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 quntil I come.’
14But rhis 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 tfaithful in a very little, uyou 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 va handkerchief; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are wa severe man. You take xwhat you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him, y‘I will condemn you with your own words, zyou wicked servant! You knew that I was aaa 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 abto everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27But acas for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and adslaughter them before me.’”

The Triumphal Entry

28And when he had said these things, aehe went on ahead, afgoing up to Jerusalem. 29 agWhen he drew near to Bethphage and ahBethany, at aithe mount that is called Olivet, he sent ajtwo of the disciples, 30saying, Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, akon 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 aljust 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 amspread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing nearalready on the way down the Mount of Olivesanthe whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice aofor all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying, apBlessed is aqthe King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and arglory in the highest!” 39 asAnd some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, atthe very stones would cry out.”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 auAnd when he drew near and saw the city, avhe wept over it, 42saying, awWould that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now axthey are hidden from your eyes. 43For aythe days will come upon you, when your enemies azwill set up a barricade around you and basurround you and hem you in on every side 44 bband tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And bcthey will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know bdthe time of your bevisitation.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

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

47 biAnd he was teaching daily in the temple. bjThe 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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