Chapter 19Luke


1 And he entered and was passing through :Jericho. 2 And lo, a man called by name Zacchæus; and HE was a chief publican, and moreover rich. 3 And he sought to see :Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of :stature. 4 And he ran on :before, and climbed up a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And as :Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchæus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy :house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7 And all murmured, when they saw it, saying, [that] He is gone in to lodge with a sinner [man]. 8 And Zacchæus stood, and said unto the Lord, Lo, Lord, the half of my :goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught of any man, I restore fourfold. 9 And :Jesus said unto him [that], Today is salvation come to this :house, forasmuch as he also is Abraham’s son. 10 For the Son of :man came to seek and to save what is lost.

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of :God was immediately to appear. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called ten of his own bondmen, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade herewith till I come. 14 But his :citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, on his return having received the kingdom, he also ordered these :bondmen, unto whom he had given the silver, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. 16 And the first came along saying, Lord, thy :pound hath gained ten pounds more. 17 And he said to him, Well done, good bondman: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Thy :pound, Lord, hath made five pounds. 19 And he said to this one also, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And the other came, saying, Lord, lo, thy :pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin: 21 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: takest up what thou layedst not down, and reapest what thou didst not sow. 22 He saith to him, Out of thy :mouth will I judge thee, wicked bondman. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 then wherefore gavest thou not my silver into a bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest? 24 And he said to them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give to him that hath the ten pounds. 25 And they said to him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. 26 I say unto you, that to every one that hath shall be given, but from him that hath not, even what he hath shall be taken away. 27 But these mine :enemies, that would not have me reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. 28 And on saying these things he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, as he approached Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, Go into the village over against you; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: and loose and bring him. 31 And if anyone ask you, Why loose ye him? thus shall ye say [that], The Lord hath need of him. 32 And they that were sent went away, and found even as he said to them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, its :owners said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34 And they said [that], The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they brought him unto :Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set :Jesus thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their own :garments in the way. 37 And as he was now approaching, at the descent of the mount of :Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise :God with a great voice for all the mighty works which they had seen;

38 saying, Blessed the King That cometh in the Lord’s Name: Peace in heaven, And glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy :disciples. 40 And he answered and said, I tell you if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out. 41 And as he approached, he saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying [that], If thou also hadst known this :day, the things belonging unto peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For days shall come upon thee, and thine :enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and surround thee, and keep thee in on every side, 44 and shall dash to the ground thee and thy :children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee stone upon stone; because thou knewest not the season of thy :visitation. 45 And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, 46 saying to them, It is written, And my :house shall be a house of prayer: but YE have made it a den of robbers.

47 And he was teaching :daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him: 48 and they found nothing they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.