Luke 19
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Zaccheus Is Saved

1And He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And behold, there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. 3And Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4So he ran on before and climbed up into a [†]sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6And he hurried and came down and received Him [†]gladly. 7And when they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, “He has gone [†]to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8But Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I [†]will give to the poor, and if I have extorted anyone of anything, I [†]will give back four times as much.” 9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”

Parable of the Ten Minas

11Now while they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. 12So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. 13And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten [†]minas and said to them, ‘Engage in business [†]until I come back.’ 14But his citizens hated him and sent [†]a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15And it happened that when he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know how much they had made in business. 16So the first appeared, saying, ‘[†]Master, your [†]mina has made ten minas more.’ 17And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.’ 18Then the second came, saying, ‘Your [†]mina, [†]master, has made five minas.’ 19And he said to him also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a cloth; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are a strict man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him, ‘From your own mouth I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am a strict man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 23Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’ 24Then he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas already.’ 26‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 27But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.’”

The Triumphal Entry

28And after He had said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

29And it happened that when He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount called “of Olives,” He sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you; in which, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 31And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” 32So when those who were sent departed, they found it 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 after they threw their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it. 36And as He was going, they were spreading their garments on the road. 37Now as soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God, rejoicing with a loud voice for all the [†]miracles which they had seen, 38saying,


Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39And some of the Pharisees [†]in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40But Jesus answered and said, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones will cry out!”

Lament over Jerusalem

41And as He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He cried over it, 42saying, “If you knew in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43For the days will come upon you [†]when your enemies will throw up a [†]barricade against you, and surround you and hem you in on every side, 44and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not [†]recognize the time of your visitation.”

Jesus Drives Merchants from the Temple

45And Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling, 46saying to them, “It is written, ‘AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,’ but you have made it a ROBBERS’ [†]DEN.”

47And He was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him, 48and they could not find [†]anything that they might do, for all the people hung upon [†]every word He said.

4 Fig-mulberry
6 Lit rejoicing
7 Or to find lodging
8 Lit am giving
8 Lit am giving
13 Gr monetary unit worth approx. 100 days of a laborer’s wages
13 Lit while I am coming
14 Or an embassy
16 Lit Lord
16 v 13, note 1
18 v 13, note 1
18 Lit lord
33 Lit lords
37 Or works of power
38 In OT, Yahweh, cf. Ps 118:26
39 Lit from
43 Lit and
43 A dirt wall or mound for siege purposes
44 Lit know, cf. 19:42
46 Lit cave
48 Lit what they would do
48 Lit Him, listening

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