Luke Chapter 19
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 Andbeholdthere was a man named Zacchaeuswhich was thechief among the publicansand he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he wasand could not for thepressbecause he was little of stature.
4 And he ran beforeand climbed up into a sycomore tree to seehimfor he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the placehe looked upand saw him and said unto himZacchaeusmake hasteand come downforto day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made hasteand came downand received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw itthey all murmuredsayingThat he wasgone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stoodand said unto the LordBeholdLordthehalf of my goods I give to the poorand if I have taken anything from any man by false accusationI restore himfourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto himThis day is salvation come to thishouseforsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which waslost.
11 And as they heard these thingshe added and spake a parable because he was nigh to Jerusalemand because they thoughtthat the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
12 He said thereforeA certain nobleman went into a far countryto receive for himself a kingdomand to return.
13 And he called his ten servantsand delivered them ten poundsand said unto themOccupy till I come.
14 But his citizens hated himand sent a message after himsayingWe will not have this man to reign over us.
15 And it came to passthat when he was returnedhavingreceived the kingdomthen he commanded these servants to becalled unto himto whom he had given the moneythat he mightknow how much every man had gained by trading.
16 Then came the firstsayingLordthy pound hath gained tenpounds.
17 And he said unto himWellthou good servantbecause thouhast been faithful in a very littlehave thou authority overten cities.
18 And the second camesayingLordthy pound hath gained fivepounds.
19 And he said likewise to himBe thou also over five cities.
20 And another camesayingLordbeholdhere is thy pound which I have kept laid up in a napkin
21 For I feared theebecause thou art an austere manthoutakest up that thou layedst not downand reapest that thoudidst not sow.
22 And he saith unto himOut of thine own mouth will I judgetheethou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austeremantaking up that I laid not downand reaping that I didnot sow
23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bankthat atmy coming I might have required mine own with usury
24 And he said unto them that stood byTake from him the poundand give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25And they said unto himLordhe hath ten pounds.
26 For I say unto youThat unto every one which hath shall begivenand from him that hath noteven that he hath shall betaken away from him.
27 But those mine enemieswhich would not that I should reignover thembring hitherand slay them before me.
28 And when he had thus spokenhe went beforeascending up toJerusalem.
29 And it came to passwhen he was come nigh to Bethphage andBethanyat the mount called the mount of Oliveshe sent twoof his disciples
30 SayingGo ye into the village over against youin the whichat your entering ye shall find a colt tiedwhereon yet neverman satloose himand bring him hither.
31 And if any man ask youWhy do ye loose himthus shall ye sayunto himBecause the Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent went their wayand found even as hehad said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the coltthe owners thereof saidunto themWhy loose ye the colt
34 And they saidThe Lord hath need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesusand they cast their garmentsupon the coltand they set Jesus thereon.
36 And as he wentthey spread their clothes in the way.
37 And when he was come nigheven now at the descent of themount of Olivesthe whole multitude of the disciples began torejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mightyworks that they had seen
38 SayingBlessed be the King that cometh in the name of theLordpeace in heavenand glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said untohimMasterrebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said unto themI tell you thatif theseshould hold their peacethe stones would immediately cry out.
41 And when he was come nearhe beheld the cityand wept overit
42 SayingIf thou hadst knowneven thouat least in this thydaythe things which belong unto thy peacebut now they arehid from thine eyes.
43 For the days shall come upon theethat thine enemies shallcast a trench about theeand compass thee roundand keepthee in on every side
44 And shall lay thee even with the groundand thy childrenwithin theeand they shall not leave in thee one stone uponanotherbecause thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
45 And he went into the templeand began to cast out them thatsold thereinand them that bought
46 Saying unto themIt is writtenMy house is the house ofprayerbut ye have made it a den of thieves.
47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests andthe scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him
48 And could not find what they might dofor all the people werevery attentive to hear him.