He 1enteredJericho and was passingthrough.
And there was a mancalled by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chieftaxcollector and he was rich.
Zaccheus was trying to seewhoJesus was, and was unablebecause of the crowd, for he was small in stature.
4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a a2sycamoretree in order to see Him, for He was about to passthrough that way.
5WhenJesuscame to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zaccheus, hurry and comedown, for today I muststay at your house."6
And he hurried and camedown and received Him bgladly.
When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gonecto be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
8Zaccheusstopped and said to 3the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I dwill give to the poor, and if I have 4defraudedanyone of anything, I ewill giveback5fourtimes as much."
And Jesussaid to him, "Todaysalvation has come to thishouse, because he, too, is 6a son of Abraham.10"For 7the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
While they were listening to thesethings, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because8He was nearJerusalem, and they supposed that 9the kingdom of God was going to appearimmediately.
12So He said, "10A noblemanwent to a distantcountry to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.13"And he calledten of his slaves, and gave them tenfminas and said to them, 'Dobusiness with this guntil I come back.'14"But his citizenshated him and sentha delegationafter him, saying, 'We do not wantthisman to reignover us.'15"When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that theseslaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might knowwhatbusiness they had done.16"The firstappeared, saying, 'iMaster, your jmina has madetenminasmore.'17"And he said to him, 'Welldone, goodslave, because you have been11faithful in a verylittlething, you are to be in authorityovertencities.'18"The secondcame, saying, 'Your kmina, lmaster, has madefiveminas.'19"And he said to him also, 'And you are to be overfivecities.'20"Anothercame, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I keptputaway in a handkerchief;21for I was afraid of you, because you are an exactingman; you take up what you did not laydown and reapwhat you did not sow.'22"He said to him, 'mBy your own words I will judge you, you worthlessslave. Did you know that I am an exactingman, taking up what I did not laydown and reapingwhat I did not sow?23'Thenwhy did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?'24"Then he said to the bystanders, 'Take the minaaway from him and give it to the one who has the tenminas.'25"And they said to him, 'Master, he hastenminas already.'26"12I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, evenwhat he does have shall be takenaway.27"But 13theseenemies of mine, who did not want me to reignover them, bring them here and 14slay them in my presence."
After He had saidthesethings, He 15was going on ahead, 16going up to Jerusalem.
2917When He approachedBethphage and 18Bethany, near the nmount that is called19Olivet, He senttwo of the disciples,
30saying, "Go into the villageahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colttied on whichnooneyet has eversat; untie it and bring it here.31"Ifanyoneasks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say, 'The Lordhasneed of it.' "32Sothose who were sentwentaway and found it just as He had told them.
As they were untying the colt, its oownerssaid to them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
They said, "The Lordhasneed of it."
They brought it to Jesus, 20and they threw their coats on the colt and putJesus on it.
As He was going, they were spreading their coats on the road.
As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of 21the Mount of Olives, the wholecrowd of the disciplesbegan to 22praiseGodpjoyfully with a loudvoice for all the qmiracleswhich they had seen,
38shouting: "23BLESSED IS THE 24KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Peace in heaven and 25glory in the highest!"
3926Some of the Phariseesrin the crowdsaid to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
But Jesus answered, "I tell you, ifthesebecomesilent, 27the stones will cry out!"41When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and 28weptover it,
42saying, "If you had known in thisday, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.43"For the days will come upon you swhen your enemies will 29throw up a tbarricade against you, and 30surround you and hem you in on everyside,44and they will level you to the ground and your childrenwithin you, and 31they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize32the time of your visitation."
4533Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling,
46saying to them, "It is written, '34AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,' 35but you have made it a ROBBERS'uDEN."47
And 36He was teachingdaily in the temple; but the chiefpriests and the scribes and the leadingmen among the people37were trying to destroy Him,
and they could not findvanything that they might do, for all the people were hanging on to wevery word He said.