Luke Chapter 19

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1: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. edit

2: And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. edit

3: And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. edit

4: And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. edit

5: And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. edit

6: And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. edit

7: And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. edit

8: And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. edit

9: And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. edit

10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. edit

11: And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. edit

12: He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. edit

13: And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. edit

14: But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. edit

15: And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. edit

16: Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. edit

17: And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. edit

18: And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. edit

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

20: And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: edit

21: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. edit

22: And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: edit

23: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? edit

24: And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. edit

25: (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) edit

26: For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. edit

27: But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. edit

28: And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. edit

29: And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, edit

30: Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. edit

31: And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. edit

32: And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. edit

33: And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? edit

34: And they said, The Lord hath need of him. edit

35: And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. edit

36: And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. edit

37: And when he was come nigh, even now 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 that they had seen; edit

38: Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. edit

39: And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. edit

40: And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. edit

41: And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, edit

42: Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. edit

43: For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, edit

44: And shall lay thee even with 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. edit

45: And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; edit

46: Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. edit

47: And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, edit

48: And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him. edit

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