Luke 19 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus went on into Jericho and was passing through. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 There was a chief tax collector there named Zacchaeus, who 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 he was a little man and could not see Jesus 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 of the crowd and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, who was going 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 place, he looked up and said to Zacchaeus, "Hurry down, Zacchaeus, because I must stay in your house 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 Zacchaeus hurried down and welcomed him with great joy. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people who saw it started grumbling, "This man has gone as a guest to the home 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 stood up and said to the Lord, "Listen, sir! I will give half my belongings to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will pay back 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, "Salvation has come to this house today, for this man, also, is a descendant 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 Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost." 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 While the people were listening to this, Jesus continued and told them a parable. He was now almost at Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was just about to appear. 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 So he said, "There was once a man of high rank who was going to a country far away to be made king, after which he planned to come back home. 12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
13 Before he left, he called his ten servants and gave them each a gold coin and told them, "See what you can earn with this while I am gone.' 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 Now, his own people hated him, and so they sent messengers after him to say, "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 "The man was made king and came back. At once he ordered his servants to appear before him, in order 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 one came and said, "Sir, I have earned ten gold coins with the one you gave me.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 "Well done,' he said; "you are a good servant! Since you were faithful in small matters, I will put you in charge of 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, "Sir, I have earned five gold coins with the one you gave me.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 To this one he said, "You will be in charge of five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 Another servant came and said, "Sir, here is your gold coin; I kept it hidden in a handkerchief. 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 hard man. You take what is not yours and reap what you did not plant.' 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 He said to him, "You bad servant! I will use your own words to condemn you! You know that I am a hard man, taking what is not mine and reaping what I have not planted. 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 Well, then, why didn't you put my money in the bank? Then I would have received it back with interest when I returned.' 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 Then he said to those who were standing there, "Take the gold coin away from him and give it to the servant who has ten coins.' 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 they said to him, "Sir, he already has ten coins!' 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 "I tell you,' he replied, "that to those who have something, even more will be given; but those who have nothing, even the little that they have will be taken away from them. 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 Now, as for those enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and kill them in my presence!' " 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 went on in front of them toward Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 As he came near Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead 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 with these instructions: "Go to the village there ahead of you; as you go in, you will find a colt tied up that has never been 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 you why you are untying it, tell him that the Master needs it." 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 They went on their way and found everything just as Jesus had told them. 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 it?" 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
34 "The Master needs it," they answered, 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 and they took the colt to Jesus. Then they threw their cloaks over the animal and helped Jesus get on. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 As he rode on, people spread their cloaks on the road. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 When he came near Jerusalem, at the place where the road went down the Mount of Olives, the large crowd of his disciples began to thank God and praise him in loud voices for all the great things that 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 "God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory to God!" 38 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
39 Then some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "command your disciples to be quiet!" 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 Jesus answered, "I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones themselves will start shouting." 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 He came closer to the city, and when he saw it, he wept over it, 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 saying, "If you only knew today what is needed for peace! But now you cannot see it! 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 surround you with barricades, blockade you, and close in on you from every side. 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 completely destroy you and the people within your walls; not a single stone will they leave in its place, because you did not recognize the time when God came to save you!" 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 Then Jesus went into the Temple and began to drive out the merchants, 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 saying to them, "It is written in the Scriptures that God said, "My Temple will be a house of prayer.' But you have turned it into a hideout for thieves!" 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 Every day Jesus taught in the Temple. The chief priests, the teachers of the Law, and the leaders of the people wanted 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 but they could not find a way to do it, because all the people kept listening to him, not wanting to miss a single word. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.