Luke 19 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus was going through the city of Jericho. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man was there named Zacchaeus, who was a very important tax collector, and he was wealthy. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because he was too short to see above the crowd. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.
4 He ran ahead to a place where Jesus would come, and he climbed a sycamore tree so he could see him. 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 him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down! I must stay at 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 came down quickly and welcomed him gladly. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to complain, "Jesus is staying with a sinner!" 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
8 But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "I will give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I will pay back four times more." 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, because this man also belongs to the family 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 find lost people and save them." 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 As the people were listening to this, Jesus told them a story because he was near Jerusalem and they thought God's kingdom would appear immediately. 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 very important man went to a country far away to be made a king and then to return home. 12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
13 So he called ten of his servants and gave a coinn to each servant. He said, 'Do business with this money until I get back.' 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 But the people in the kingdom hated the man. So they sent a group to follow him and 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 "But the man became king. When he returned home, he said, 'Call those servants who have my money so I can know how much they earned with it.' 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 and said, 'Sir, I earned ten coins with the one you gave me.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 The king said to the servant, 'Excellent! You are a good servant. Since I can trust you with small things, I will let you rule over ten of my 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 said, 'Sir, I earned five coins with your one.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 The king said to this servant, 'You can rule over five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 "Then another servant came in and said to the king, 'Sir, here is your coin which I wrapped in a piece of cloth and hid. 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 even take money that you didn't earn and gather food that you didn't 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 Then the king said to the servant, 'I will condemn you by your own words, you evil servant. You knew that I am a hard man, taking money that I didn't earn and gathering food that 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 came back, my money would have earned some 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 "The king said to the men who were standing by, 'Take the coin away from this servant and give it to the servant who earned 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 They said, 'But sir, that servant already has ten coins.' 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 The king said, 'Those who have will be given more, but those who do not have anything will have everything 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 where are my enemies who didn't want me to be king? Bring them here and kill 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 went on toward Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 As Jesus came near Bethphage and Bethany, towns near the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent out two of his followers. 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 to the town you can see there. When you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here to me. 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 anyone asks you why you are untying it, say that the Master needs it." 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 The two followers went into town and found the colt 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 it, its owners came out and asked the followers, "Why are you untying our colt?" 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
34 The followers answered, "The Master needs it." 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 So they brought it to Jesus, threw their coats on the colt's back, and put Jesus on it. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 As Jesus rode toward Jerusalem, others spread their coats on the road before him. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 As he was coming close to Jerusalem, on the way down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of followers began joyfully shouting praise to God for all the miracles 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, "God bless the king who comes in the name of the Lord! 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 in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell your followers not to say these things." 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if my followers didn't say these things, then the stones would cry out." 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 As Jesus came near Jerusalem, he saw the city and cried for it, 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 saying, "I wish you knew today what would bring you peace. But now it is hidden from you. 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 is coming when your enemies will build a wall around you and will hold you in on 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 destroy you and all your people, and not one stone will be left on another. All this will happen 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 Jesus went into the Temple and began to throw out the people who were selling things there. 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 He said, "It is written in the Scriptures, 'My Temple will be a house for prayer.' But you have changed it into a 'hideout for robbers'!" 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 taught in the Temple every day. The leading priests, the experts on the law, and some of the leaders of the people wanted to kill Jesus. 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 did not know how they could do it, because all the people were listening closely to him. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.