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Luke 19 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man named Zacchaeus lived there. He was a chief tax collector and was very rich. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was. But he was a short man. He 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 and climbed a sycamore-fig tree. He wanted to see Jesus, who was coming that way. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 Jesus reached the spot where Zacchaeus was. He looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, come down at once. 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 So Zacchaeus came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this. They began to whisper among themselves. They said, "Jesus 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 But Zacchaeus stood up. He said, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of what I own to those who are poor. And if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay it back. I will pay back four times the amount I took." 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 Zacchaeus, "Today salvation has come to your house. You are a member of Abraham's family line. 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 look for the lost and save them." 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 While the people were listening to these things, Jesus told them a story. He was near Jerusalem. The people thought that God's kingdom was going to 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 Jesus said, "A man from an important family went to a country far away. He went there to be made king and then 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 sent for ten of his servants. He gave them each about three months' pay. 'Put this money to work until I come back,' he said. 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 those he ruled over hated him. They sent some messengers after him. They were sent 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 "But he was made king and returned home. Then he sent for the servants he had given the money to. He wanted to find out what they had 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 one came to him. He said, 'Sir, your money has earned ten times as much.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 " 'You have done well, my good servant!' his master replied. 'You have been faithful in a very small matter. So I will put you in charge of ten towns.' 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 to his master. He said, 'Sir, your money has earned five times as much.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 "His master answered, 'I will put you in charge of five towns.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 "Then another servant came. He said, 'Sir, here is your money. I have kept it hidden in a piece of cloth. 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. You are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in. You harvest 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 "His master replied, 'I will judge you by your own words, you evil servant! So you knew that I am a hard man? You knew that I take out what I did not put in? You knew that I harvest what I did not 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 Then why didn't you put my money in the bank? When I came back, I could have collected it 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 "Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his money away from him. 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 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten times as much!' 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 "He replied, 'I tell you that everyone who has will be given more. But here is what will happen to anyone who has nothing. Even what he has will be taken away from him. 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 And what about my enemies who did not want me to be king over them? Bring them here! Kill them in front of 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 had said this, he went on ahead. He was going up to Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 He approached Bethphage and Bethany. The hill there was called the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent out two of his disciples. He said to them, 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 "Go to the village ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a donkey's colt tied up. No one has ever ridden it. 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 Someone may ask you, 'Why are you untying it?' If so, say, 'The Lord needs it.' " 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found the young donkey. It was there just as Jesus had told them. 32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 They were untying the colt when its owners came. The owners asked 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, "The Lord needs it." 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 Then the disciples brought the colt to Jesus. They threw their coats on the young donkey and put Jesus on it. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 As he went along, people spread their coats on the road. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 Jesus came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives. There the whole crowd of disciples began to praise God with joy. In loud voices they praised him for all the miracles they had seen. They shouted, 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 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" #1(Psalm 118:26)#2 "May there be peace and glory in the highest heaven!" 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 spoke to Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "tell your disciples to stop!" 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 He approached Jerusalem. When he saw the city, he began to sob. 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 He said, "I wish you had known today what would bring you peace! But now it is 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 days will come when your enemies will arrive. They will build a wall of dirt up against your city. They will surround you and close you in on 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 You didn't recognize the time when God came to you. So your enemies will smash you to the ground. They will destroy you and all the people inside your walls. They will not leave one stone on top of another." 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 entered the temple area. He began chasing out those who were selling there. 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 He told them, "It is written that the Lord said, 'My house will be a house where people can pray.'#1(Isaiah 56:7)#2 But you have made it a 'den for robbers.' "#1(Jeremiah 7:11)#2 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 was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests and the teachers of the law were trying to kill him. So were the leaders among the people. 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 couldn't find any way to do it. All the people were paying close attention to his words. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.