Berean Literal Bible
Jesus and Zacchaeus
1And having entered, He was passing through Jericho. 2And behold, a man by name called Zacchaeus, and he was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3And he was seeking to see Jesus, who He is. And he was not able because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4And having run to the front, he went up into a sycamore-fig tree, so that he might see Him; for He was about to pass that way.
5And as He came to the place, Jesus having looked up, said to him, “Zacchaeus, having hurried, come down, for it behooves Me to stay in your house today.”
6And having hurried, he came down and received Him, rejoicing. 7And having seen it, all were grumbling, saying, “He has entered to stay with a sinful man.”
8And Zacchaeus having stood, said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anything of anyone, I restore it fourfold.”
9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that having been lost.”
The Parable of the Ten Minas
11While they were hearing these things, having proceeded, He spoke a parable because of His being near Jerusalem and of their thinking that the kingdom of God is about to appear immediately. 12Therefore He said, “A certain man of noble birth proceeded to a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13And having called ten of his servants, he gave to them ten minasa and said to them, ‘Do business until that I come back.’
14But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We are not willing for this man to reign over us.’
15And it came to pass, on his returning, having received the kingdom, that he directed these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, in order that he might know what each had gained by trading.
16And the first came up, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has produced ten more minas.’
17And He said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you were faithful in very little, you are to be having authority over ten cities.’
18And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’
19And he said to this one also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’
20And another came, saying, ‘Lord, behold your mina, which I kept lying away in a handkerchief. 21For I was afraid of you, because you are a harsh man. You take up what you did not lay down, and you reap what you did not sow.’
22He says to him, ‘Out of your mouth I will judge you, evil servant. You knew that I am a harsh man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then did you not give my money to the bank, and I having come, might have collected it with interest?’
24And to those standing by he said, ‘Take from him the mina, and give it to the one having the ten minas.’
25And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas!’
26‘I say to you that to everyone having will be given, but from the one not having, even that which he has will be taken away. 27Furthermore, these enemies of mine, those not having been willing for me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.’”
The Triumphal Entry
28And having said these things He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29And it came to pass as He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, toward the mount called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead, in which entering you will find a colt having been tied, on which no one of men has ever yet sat; and having untied it, bring it. 31And if anyone asks you, ‘Why do you untie it?’ thus will you say, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”
32And having departed, those having been sent found it as He had said to them. 33And on their untying the colt, its masters said to them, “Why do you untie the colt?”
34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”
35And they led it to Jesus, and having cast their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it.
36And as He is going, they were spreading their garments on the road. 37And as He is drawing near, already at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples rejoicing, began to praise God in a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen, 38saying:
“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!”b
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
40And answering He said, “I say to you that if these will be silent, the stones will cry out.”
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
41And as He drew near, having seen the city, He wept over it, 42saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43For days will come upon you that your enemies will cast around you a barricade, and will surround you and will hem you in on every side. 44And they will level you to the ground, and your children within you, and will not leave a stone upon a stone within you, because you did not know the season of your visitation.”
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
45And having entered into the temple, He began to cast out those selling, 46saying to them, “It has been written: ‘And My house will be a house of prayer.’c But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’d”
47And He was teaching every day in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the foremost of the people were seeking to destroy Him.
48And they did not find what they might do; for all the people are listening, hanging on His words.
b 38 Psalm 118:26
c 46 Isaiah 56:7
d 46 Jeremiah 7:11
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