He said to him, "I will judge you by your own words, you wicked slave! You knew, did you, that I was a harsh man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?
Why then did you not put my money into the bank? Then when I returned, I could have collected it with interest.'
He said to the bystanders, "Take the pound from him and give it to the one who has ten pounds.'
(And they said to him, "Lord, he has ten pounds!')
"I tell you, to all those who have, more will be given; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.
But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and slaughter them in my presence.' "
After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,
saying, "Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
If anyone asks you, "Why are you untying it?' just say this, "The Lord needs it.' "
So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them.
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