Bible: Luke 19

Jesus and Zacchaeus

19:1 Jesus 1  entered Jericho 2  and was passing through it. 19:2 Now 3  a man named Zacchaeus was there; he was a chief tax collector 4  and was rich. 19:3 He 5  was trying to get a look at Jesus, 6  but being a short man he could not see over the crowd. 7  19:4 So 8  he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree 9  to see him, because Jesus 10  was going to pass that way. 19:5 And when Jesus came to that place, he looked up 11  and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, 12  because I must 13  stay at your house today.” 14  19:6 So he came down quickly 15  and welcomed Jesus 16  joyfully. 17  19:7 And when the people 18  saw it, they all complained, 19 He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 20  19:8 But Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, half of my possessions I now give 21  to the poor, and if 22  I have cheated anyone of anything, I am paying back four times as much! 19:9 Then 23  Jesus said to him, “Today salvation 24  has come to this household, 25  because he too is a son of Abraham! 26  19:10 For the Son of Man came 27  to seek and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Minas

19:11 While the people were listening to these things, Jesus 28  proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, 29  and because they thought 30  that the kingdom of God 31  was going to 32  appear immediately. 19:12 Therefore he said, “A nobleman 33  went to a distant country to receive 34  for himself a kingdom and then return. 35  19:13 And he summoned ten of his slaves, 36  gave them ten minas, 37  and said to them, ‘Do business with these until I come back.’ 19:14 But his citizens 38  hated 39  him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man 40  to be king 41  over us!’ 19:15 When 42  he returned after receiving the kingdom, he summoned 43  these slaves to whom he had given the money. He wanted 44  to know how much they had earned 45  by trading. 19:16 So 46  the first one came before him and said, ‘Sir, 47  your mina 48  has made ten minas more.’ 19:17 And the king 49  said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been faithful 50  in a very small matter, you will have authority 51  over ten cities.’ 19:18 Then 52  the second one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has made five minas.’ 19:19 So 53  the king 54  said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 19:20 Then another 55  slave 56  came and said, ‘Sir, here is 57  your mina that I put away for safekeeping 58  in a piece of cloth. 59  19:21 For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe 60  man. You withdraw 61  what you did not deposit 62  and reap what you did not sow.’ 19:22 The king 63  said to him, ‘I will judge you by your own words, 64  you wicked slave! 65  So you knew, did you, that I was a severe 66  man, withdrawing what I didn’t deposit and reaping what I didn’t sow? 19:23 Why then didn’t you put 67  my money in the bank, 68  so that when I returned I could have collected it with interest?’ 19:24 And he said to his attendants, 69 Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has ten.’ 70  19:25 But 71  they said to him, ‘Sir, he has ten minas already!’ 72  19:26 I tell you that everyone who has will be given more, 73  but from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 74  19:27 But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, 75  bring them here and slaughter 76  them 77  in front of me!’

The Triumphal Entry

19:28 After Jesus 78  had said this, he continued on ahead, 79  going up to Jerusalem. 80  19:29 Now 81  when he approached Bethphage 82  and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, 83  he sent two of the disciples, 19:30 telling them, 84  “Go to the village ahead of you. 85  When 86  you enter it, you will find a colt tied there that has never been ridden. 87  Untie it and bring it here. 19:31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs 88  it.’ 19:32 So those who were sent ahead found 89  it exactly 90  as he had told them. 19:33 As 91  they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, 92 Why are you untying that colt? 19:34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.” 19:35 Then 93  they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks 94  on the colt, 95  and had Jesus get on 96  it. 19:36 As 97  he rode along, they 98  spread their cloaks on the road. 19:37 As he approached the road leading down from 99  the Mount of Olives, 100  the whole crowd of his 101  disciples began to rejoice 102  and praise 103  God with a loud voice for all the mighty works 104  they had seen: 105  19:38 Blessed is the king 106  who comes in the name of the Lord! 107  Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! 19:39 But 108  some of the Pharisees 109  in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 110  19:40 He answered, 111 I tell you, if they 112  keep silent, the very stones 113  will cry out!

Jesus Weeps for Jerusalem under Judgment

19:41 Now 114  when Jesus 115  approached 116  and saw the city, he wept over it, 19:42 saying, “If you had only known on this day, 117  even you, the things that make for peace! 118  But now they are hidden 119  from your eyes. 19:43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will build 120  an embankment 121  against you and surround you and close in on you from every side. 19:44 They will demolish you 122 you and your children within your walls 123  – and they will not leave within you one stone 124  on top of another, 125  because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.” 126 

Cleansing the Temple

19:45 Then 127  Jesus 128  entered the temple courts 129  and began to drive out those who were selling things there, 130  19:46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be a house of prayer,’ 131  but you have turned it into a den 132  of robbers! 133 

19:47 Jesus 134  was teaching daily in the temple courts. The chief priests and the experts in the law 135  and the prominent leaders among the people were seeking to assassinate 136  him, 19:48 but 137  they could not find a way to do it, 138  for all the people hung on his words. 139 

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