19 1And he entered and was passing through Jericho.
2And behold, a
man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich.
3And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd,
because he was little of stature.
4And he ran on before, and climbed up
into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make
haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.
6And he made
haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7And when they saw it,
they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a
8And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the
half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught
of any man, I restore fourfold.
9And Jesus said unto him, To-day is
salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
11And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because
he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom
of God was immediately to appear.
12He said therefore, A certain nobleman
went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said
unto them, Trade ye herewith till I come.
14But his citizens
hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not that this man
reign over us.
15And it came to pass, when he was come back again, having
received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, unto whom he had
given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained
16And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath
made ten pounds more.
17And he said unto him, Well done, thou good
servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou
authority over ten cities.
18And the second came, saying, Thy pound,
Lord, hath made five pounds.
19And he said unto him also, Be thou also
over five cities.
20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here
is thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin:
21for I feared thee,
because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou layedst not
down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow.
22He saith unto him, Out
of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that
I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that
which I did not sow;
23then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the
bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest?
said unto them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it unto
him that hath the ten pounds.
25And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten
26I say unto you, that unto every one that hath shall be given;
but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away from
27But these mine enemies, that would not that I should reign over
them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
28And when he had thus
spoken, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.
29And it came to pass,
when he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called
Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
30saying, Go your way into the
village over against you; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt
tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him.
31And if any
one ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say, The Lord hath need of
32And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said
33And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said
unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
34And they said, The Lord hath need of
35And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon
the colt, and set Jesus thereon.
36And as he went, they spread their
garments in the way.
37And as he was now drawing nigh, even at
the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples
began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works
which they had seen;
38saying, Blessed is the King that cometh in
the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
some of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy
40And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall
hold their peace, the stones will cry out.
41And when he drew nigh, he
saw the city and wept over it,
42saying, If thou hadst known in this day,
even thou, the things which belong unto peace! but now they are hid from
43For the days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall
cast up a bank about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every
44and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy children within thee;
and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest
not the time of thy visitation.
45And he entered into the temple, and
began to cast out them that sold,
46saying unto them, It is written, And
my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.
47And 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:
they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him,