Luke 19

1Now when Iesus entred and passed through Iericho,

2Beholde, there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chiefe receiuer of the tribute, and he was riche.

3And he sought to see Iesus, who hee should be, and coulde not for the preasse, because he was of a lowe stature.

4Wherefore he ranne before, and climed vp into a wilde figge tree, that he might see him: for he should come that way.

5And when Iesus came to the place, he looked vp, and saw him, and said vnto him, Zaccheus, come downe at once: for to day I must abide at thine house.

6Then he came downe hastily, and receiued him ioyfully.

7And when all they sawe it, they murmured, saying, that hee was gone in to lodge with a sinfull man.

8And Zaccheus stood forth, and said vnto the Lord, Beholde, Lord, the halfe of my goods I giue to the poore: and if I haue taken from any man by forged cauillation, I restore him foure folde.

9Then Iesus said to him, This day is saluation come vnto this house, forasmuch as hee is also become the sonne of Abraham.

10For the Sonne of man is come to seeke, and to saue that which was lost.

11And whiles they heard these thinges, hee continued and spake a parable, because hee was neere to Hierusalem, and because also they thought that the kingdom of God should shortly appeare.

12He saide therefore, A certaine noble man went into a farre countrey, to receiue for himselfe a kingdome, and so to come againe.

13And he called his ten seruants, and deliuered them ten pieces of money, and sayd vnto them, Occupie till I come.

14Nowe his citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not haue this man to reigne ouer vs.

15And it came to passe, when hee was come againe, and had receiued his kingdome, that he commanded the seruants to be called to him, to whome he gaue his money, that he might knowe what euery man had gained.

16Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy piece hath encreased ten pieces.

17And he sayd vnto him, Well, good seruant: because thou hast bene faithfull in a very litle thing, take thou authoritie ouer ten cities.

18And the second came, saying, Lord, thy piece hath encreased fiue pieces.

19And to the same he sayd, Be thou also ruler ouer fiue cities.

20So the other came, and sayd, Lord, beholde thy piece, which I haue laide vp in a napkin:

21For I feared thee, because thou art a straight man: thou takest vp, that thou layedst not downe, and reapest that thou diddest not sowe.

22Then he sayde vnto him, Of thine owne mouth will I iudge thee, O euill seruant. Thou knewest that I am a straight man, taking vp that I layd not downe, and reaping that I did not sowe.

23Wherefore then gauest not thou my money into the banke, that at my coming I might haue required it with vantage?

24And he sayd to them that stoode by, Take from him that piece, and giue it him that hath ten pieces.

25(And they sayd vnto him, Lord, hee hath ten pieces.)

26For I say vnto you, that vnto all them that haue, it shalbe giuen: and from him that hath not, euen that he hath, shalbe taken from him.

27Moreouer, those mine enemies, which would not that I should reigne ouer them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28And when he had thus spoken, he went forth before, ascending vp to Hierusalem.

29And it came to passe, when hee was come neere to Bethphage, and Bethania, besides the mount which is called the mount of Oliues, he sent two of his disciples,

30Saying, Goe ye to the towne which is before you, wherein, assoone as ye are come, ye shall finde a colte tied, whereon neuer man sate: loose him, and bring him hither.

31And if any man aske you, why ye loose him, thus shall ye say vnto him, Because the Lord hath neede of him.

32So they that were sent, went their way, and found it as he had sayd vnto them.

33And as they were loosing the colte, the owners thereof sayd vnto them, Why loose ye the colte?

34And they sayd, The Lord hath neede of him.

35So they brought him to Iesus, and they cast their garments on the colte, and set Iesus thereon.

36And as he went, they spred their clothes in the way.

37And when he was nowe come neere to the going downe of the mount of Oliues, the whole multitude of the disciples began to reioyce, and to prayse God with a loude voyce, for all the great workes that they had seene,

38Saying, Blessed be the King that commeth in the Name of the Lord: peace in heauen, and glory in the highest places.

39Then some of the Pharises of the companie sayd vnto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40But he answered, and sayd vnto them, I tell you, that if these should holde their peace, the stones would crie.

41And when he was come neere, he behelde the Citie, and wept for it,

42Saying, O if thou haddest euen knowen at the least in this thy day those things, which belong vnto thy peace! but nowe are they hid from thine eyes.

43For the dayes shall come vpon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compasse thee round, and keepe thee in on euery side,

44And shall make thee euen with ye ground, and thy children which are in thee, and they shall not leaue in thee a stone vpon a stone, because thou knewest not that season of thy visitation.

45He went also into the Temple, and began to cast out them that solde therein, and them that bought,

46Saying vnto them, It is written, Mine house is the house of prayer, but ye haue made it a denne of theeues.

47And he taught dayly in the Temple. And the hie Priests and the Scribes, and the chiefe of the people sought to destroy him.

48But they could not finde what they might doe to him: for all the people hanged vpon him when they heard him.

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