Luke 191 And as Jesus entered and passed through Jericho, 2 there was a certain man, whose name was Zaccheus, who was rich, and chief of the publicans; 3 and he wished to see Jesus, who he was; and could not, on account of the crowd; because Zaccheus was small in stature. 4 And he ran forward of Jesus, and climbed a wild fig-tree, in order to see him; for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he saw him, and said to him: Make haste and come down, Zaccheus; for I must be at thy house to-day. 6 And he hastened, and came down, and received him with gladness. 7 And when they all saw it, they murmured, and said: He hath gone in to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 8 And Zaccheus stood up, and said to Jesus: Behold, my Lord, the half of my riches I give to the poor; and to every man, whom I have wronged in any thing, I restore fourfold. 9 Jesus said to him: This day, life is to this house; for he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man came, to seek and to vivify that which was lost. 11 And when they heard these things, he proceeded to utter a similitude; because he was near to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was to be soon developed. 12 And he said: A certain man of high birth was going to a distant place, to obtain royalty, and return again. 13 And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten pounds: and he said to them, Traffic until I come. 14 But the inhabitants of his city hated him; and they sent envoys after him, saying: We wish this man not to reign over us. 15 And when he had obtained the royalty, and had returned, he commanded those servants to be called, to whom he had committed his money; that he might know what each of them had gained by trading. 16 And the first came, and said: My Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 He said to him: Well done, good servant! As thou hast been faithful over a little, thou shalt have authority over ten towns. 18 And the second came, and said: My lord, thy pound hath produced five pounds. 19 He said likewise to him: Thou also shalt have authority over five towns. 20 And another came, and said: My lord, lo, this is thy pound, which hath been with me, laid up in fine linen. 21 For I was afraid of thee, because thou art a hard man, and takest up that which thou layedst not down, and reapest that which thou sowedst not. 22 He said to him: Out of thy own mouth will I judge thee, thou evil servant. Thou knewest me, that I am a hard man, and that I take up what I laid not down, and reap what I sowed not! 23 Why didst thou not put my money into the broker's hands, that when I came, I might have demanded it with interest? 24 And he said to them that stood before him: Take from him the pound, and give it to him with whom are the ten pounds. 25 They say to him: Our lord, there are with him ten pounds. 26 He said to them: I tell you, that to every one that hath, will be given; and from him that hath not, even what he hath will be taken away. 27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me to reign over them, bring them and slay them before me. 28 And when Jesus had spoken these things, he went forward, to go to Jerusalem. 29 And when he arrived at Bethphage and Bethany, near to the mount called the place of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30 and said to them: Go ye to the village that is over against us, and as ye enter it, ye will find a colt tied, on which no man ever rode; loose him and bring him. 31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? say to him: Our Lord needeth him. 32 And they went who were sent, and they found, as he said to them. 33 And as they loosed the colt, the owner of him said to them: Why do ye loose that colt? 34 And they said: Because our Lord needeth him. 35 And they brought him to Jesus. And they cast their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus upon him. 36 And as he went, they spread their garments in the way. 37 And when he came near to the descent of the place of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and to praise God, with a loud voice, for all the mighty deeds which they had seen. 38 And they said: Blessed be the king, that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory on high. 39 And some of the Pharisees from among the crowd, said to him: Rabbi, rebuke thy disciples. 40 He said to them: I tell you, that, if these should be silent, the stones would cry out. 41 And as he drew near, and beheld the city, he wept over it: 42 and said: O, hadst thou known the things that are of thy peace, at least in this thy day: but now they are hidden from thy eyes. 43 For the days will come upon thee, when thy enemies will encompass thee, and besiege thee on every side. 44 And they will destroy thee, and thy children within thee; and will not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. 45 And when he entered the temple, he began to expel those who bought and sold in it. 46 And he said to them: It is written, My house is a house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of robbers. 47 And he taught daily in the temple: and the chief priests and Scribes and Elders of the people, sought to destroy him. 48 But they found not, what they could do to him; for all the people hung upon him to hear him.
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