And He entered and passed through Jericho.
And, behold◦, there was a man◦ called by the name Zacchaeus; and he was the chief··publican, and he was rich.
And he was seeking to see◦ Jesus, who◦ He is, and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before and went··up into a mulberry··fig··tree to see◦ Him, for He was about to pass that way.
And when◦ Jesus came upon the place, looking··up He saw◦ him, and said◦ to him, Zacchaeus, make··haste, step··down, for◦ today I must stay at thy house.
And making··haste, he stepped··down, and received◦ Him rejoicing.
And seeing◦, they all murmured, saying that He had come··in to repose with◦ a man◦ who is a sinner.
And◦ Zacchaeus stood, and said◦ to the Lord, Behold◦, Lord, the half of my belongings I give to the poor, and if I have anything from anyone by extortion, I give··back to him fourfold.
And◦ Jesus said◦ to him, Today salvation has come··to··pass for this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
For◦ the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
But◦ as they heard these··things, He added and told a parable, for▫ He was nigh to Jerusalem, and they thought that the kingdom of God was··going▵ to appear immediately.
He said◦ therefore, A certain noble man went into a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
And◦ he called his··own◦ ten servants, and gave them ten minas*, and said◦ to them, Do··business till I come.
But◦ his citizens hated him, and sent◦ an embassy after◦ him, saying, We are not willing that this man should reign over us.
And it came··to··pass that when he had come··back, having received the kingdom, he also said◦ that these◦ servants should be called◦ to him, to whom he had given the silver, that◦ he might know what◦ every one had gained··by··doing··business.
And◦ the first came▫, saying, Lord, thy mina has earned ten minas.
And he said◦ to him, Well◦ done, thou good servant; because thou hast been faithful in the least, have thou authority over ten cities.
And the second came, saying, Lord, thy mina has made five minas.
And◦ he said to him also, Be thou also over five cities.
And another◦ came saying, Lord, behold◦, thy mina, which I have held◦ laid··up in a kerchief.
For◦ I feared thee, for thou art an austere man; thou takest◦ what thou placest▵ not, and reapest what thou didst not sow.
And◦ he says to him, Out··of thine own mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant. Thou didst know◦ that I◦ am an austere man, taking◦ what I placed▵ not, and reaping what I did not sow.
Why◦ then gavest not thou my silver to the bank*, so◦ that I◦ at my coming might have exacted it with◦ interest?
And he said to those who stood by, Take from him the mina, and give it to him who has ten minas.
And they said to him, Lord, he has ten minas.
For I say to you that to everyone who has shall be given; but◦ from him who has not, even that which he has shall be taken away from him.
Nevertheless, those▵ enemies of mine who were not◦ willing that I should reign over them, bring◦ them hither and slay▵ them in··front··of me.
And when He had said these things, He went before, going up to Jerusalem.
And it came··to··pass, as He was near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called the Mount of Olives, He sent◦ two of His disciples,
saying◦, Go◦ ye into the village opposite, in which, on▵ going··in, you shall find a colt tied on which no▫ man ever sat; loose him, and bring◦ him.
And if anyone ask◦ you, Why◦ do you loose him? thus you shall say▵ to him, Because the Lord has need of him.
And◦ they who were sent went, and found it even··as He had said◦ to them.
But◦ as they were loosing the colt, his owners said to them, Why do you loose the colt?
And◦ they said, The Lord has need of him.
And they brought◦ him to Jesus; and throwing· their··own◦ garments ·on the colt, they set· Jesus ·on◦ him.
And◦ as He went, they spread their garments in the way.
And◦ when He was· already ·near to the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples rejoicing began to praise God with a great voice for▵ all the works of power that they had seen◦,
saying, Blessed be the King who comes in the name of the Lord!* Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!
And some of the Pharisees from among the crowd said◦ to Him, Teacher, rebuke Thy disciples.
And He answering told them, I say to you, If these should be silent, the stones would cry out.
And when◦ He was near, seeing◦ the city, He wept over it,
saying, O that thou hadst known, even thou, and, indeed, in this thy day, the things which belong to thy peace! But◦ now they are hidden from thine eyes.
For the days shall come◦ upon thee, and thine enemies shall cast· a rampart ·around thee, and shall surround thee, and shall beset thee on every··side;
and they shall lay· thee ·level··with··the··ground, and thy children within thee, and they shall not leave in thee stone upon stone; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
And He went into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold therein, and those who bought,
saying to them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer*, but◦ you have made it a cave of robbers*.
And He taught daily in the temple. But◦ the chief··priests and the scribes and the first of the people sought to destroy Him,
and could not find what◦ they might do, for◦ all the people hung··upon Him to hear Him.