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1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldn't because of the crowd. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.
4 So he ran ahead and climbed up a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 When Jesus came to that spot, he looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay in your home today." 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today."
6 So Zacchaeus came down at once, happy to welcome Jesus. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 Everyone who saw this grumbled, saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a sinner." 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
8 Zacchaeus stopped and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I repay them four times as much." 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount."
9 Jesus said to him, "Today, salvation has come to this household because he too is a son of Abraham. 9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
10 The Human One came to seek and save the lost." 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 As they listened to this, Jesus told them another parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought God's kingdom would appear right away. 11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
12 He said, “A certain man who was born into royalty went to a distant land to receive his kingdom and then return. 12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
13 He called together ten servants and gave each of them money worth four months' wages. He said, ‘Do business with this until I return.' 13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
14 His citizens hated him, so they sent a representative after him who said, ‘We don't want this man to be our king.' 14 "But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We don't want this man to be our king.'
15 After receiving his kingdom, he returned and called the servants to whom he had given the money to find out how much they had earned. 15 "He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.
16 The first servant came forward and said, ‘Your money has earned a return of one thousand percent.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 The king replied, ‘Excellent! You are a good servant. Because you have been faithful in a small matter, you will have authority over ten cities.' 17 " 'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
18 “The second servant came and said, ‘Master, your money has made a return of five hundred percent.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 To this one, the king said, ‘You will have authority over five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 “Another servant came and said, ‘Master, here is your money. I wrapped it up in a scarf for safekeeping. 20 "Then another servant came and said, 'Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.
21 I was afraid of you because you are a stern man. You withdraw what you haven't deposited and you harvest what you haven't planted.' 21 I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.'
22 The king replied, ‘I will judge you by the words of your own mouth, you worthless servant! You knew, did you, that I'm a stern man, withdrawing what I didn't deposit, and harvesting what I didn't plant? 22 "His master replied, 'I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow?
23 Why then didn't you put my money in the bank? Then when I arrived, at least I could have gotten it back with interest.' 23 Why then didn't you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?'
24 "He said to his attendants, ‘Take his money and give it to the one who has ten times as much.' 24 "Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'
25 ‘But Master,' they said, ‘he already has ten times as much!' 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 He replied, ‘I say to you that everyone who has will be given more, but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 26 "He replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away.
27 As for my enemies who don't want me as their king, bring them here and slaughter them before me.'" 27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me.' "
28 After Jesus said this, he continued on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 As Jesus came to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he gave two disciples a task. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,
30 He said, "Go into the village over there. When you enter it, you will find tied up there a colt that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 30 "Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
31 If someone asks, ‘Why are you untying it?' just say, ‘Its master needs it.'" 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 Those who had been sent found it exactly as he had said. 32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?" 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
34 They replied, "Its master needs it." 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their clothes on the colt, and lifted Jesus onto it. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 As Jesus rode along, they spread their clothes on the road. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 As Jesus approached the road leading down from the Mount of Olives, the whole throng of his disciples began rejoicing. They praised God with a loud voice because of all the mighty things they had seen. 37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38 They said, "Blessings on the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens." 38 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
39 Some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, scold your disciples! Tell them to stop!" 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 He answered, "I tell you, if they were silent, the stones would shout." 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 As Jesus came to the city and observed it, he wept over it. 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 He said, "If only you knew on this of all days the things that lead to peace. But now they are hidden from your eyes. 42 and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes.
43 The time will come when your enemies will build fortifications around you, encircle you, and attack you from all sides. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.
44 They will crush you completely, you and the people within you. They won't leave one stone on top of another within you, because you didn't recognize the time of your gracious visit from God." 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God's coming to you."
45 When Jesus entered the temple, he threw out those who were selling things there. 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 He said to them, "It's written, My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a hideout for crooks." 46 "It is written," he said to them, " 'My house will be a house of prayer'; but you have made it 'a den of robbers.' "
47 Jesus was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests, the legal experts, and the foremost leaders among the people were seeking to kill him. 47 Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.
48 However, they couldn't find a way to do it because all the people were enthralled with what they heard. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.