Luke 19

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1 And He entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man called by the name Zacchaeus; and he was the chief·​·publican, and he was rich.

3 And he was seeking to see Jesus, who He is, and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.

4 And he ran before and went·​·up into a mulberry·​·fig·​·tree to see Him, for He was about to pass that way.

5 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.

6 And making·​·haste, he stepped·​·down, and received Him rejoicing.

7 And seeing, they all murmured, saying that He had come·​·in to repose with a man who is a sinner.

8 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.

9 And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come·​·to·​·pass for this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 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.

12 He said therefore, A certain noble man went into a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his·​·own ten servants, and gave them ten minas*, and said to them, Do·​·business till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We are not willing that this man should reign over us.

15 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.

16 And the first came, saying, Lord, thy mina has earned ten minas.

17 And he said to him, Well done, thou good servant; because thou hast been faithful in the least, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy mina has made five minas.

19 And he said to him also, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came saying, Lord, behold, thy mina, which I have held laid·​·up in a kerchief.

21 For I feared thee, for thou art an austere man; thou takest what thou placest not, and reapest what thou didst not sow.

22 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.

23 Why then gavest not thou my silver to the bank*, so that I at my coming might have exacted it with interest?

24 And he said to those who stood by, Take from him the mina, and give it to him who has ten minas.

25 And they said to him, Lord, he has ten minas.

26 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.

27 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.

28 And when He had said these things, He went before, going up to Jerusalem.

29 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,

30 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.

31 And if anyone ask you, Why do you loose him? thus you shall say to him, Because the Lord has need of him.

32 And they who were sent went, and found it even·​·as He had said to them.

33 But as they were loosing the colt, his owners said to them, Why do you loose the colt?

34 And they said, The Lord has need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus; and throwing· their·​·own garments ·on the colt, they set· Jesus ·on him.

36 And as He went, they spread their garments in the way.

37 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,

38 saying, Blessed be the King who comes in the name of the Lord!* Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the crowd said to Him, Teacher, rebuke Thy disciples.

40 And He answering told them, I say to you, If these should be silent, the stones would cry out.

41 And when He was near, seeing the city, He wept over it,

42 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.

43 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;

44 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.

45 And He went into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold therein, and those who bought,

46 saying to them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer*, but you have made it a cave of robbers*.

47 And He taught daily in the temple. But the chief·​·priests and the scribes and the first of the people sought to destroy Him,

48 and could not find what they might do, for all the people hung·​·upon Him to hear Him.

  

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.