Luke 19 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was one of the most influential Jews in the Roman tax-collecting business, and he had become very rich. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowds. 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 tree beside the road, so he could watch from there. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. "Zacchaeus!" he said. "Quick, come down! For I must be a guest 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 Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 But the crowds were displeased. "He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner," they grumbled. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
8 Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have overcharged people on their taxes, I will give them 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 responded, "Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be 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 And I, the Son of Man, have come to seek and save those like him who are lost." 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin 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 nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king 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 Before he left, he called together ten servants and gave them ten pounds of silver to invest for him while he was 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 But his people hated him and sent a delegation after him to say they did not want him to be their 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 "When he returned, the king called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what they had done with the money and what their profits were. 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 reported a tremendous gain -- ten times as much as the original amount! 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 'Well done!' the king exclaimed. 'You are a trustworthy servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.' 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 next servant also reported a good gain -- five times the original amount. 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 'Well done!' the king said. 'You can be governor over five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 "But the third servant brought back only the original amount of money and said, 'I hid it and kept it safe. 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 because you are a hard man to deal with, taking what isn't yours and harvesting crops 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 "'You wicked servant!' the king roared. 'Hard, am I? If you knew so much about me and how tough I am, 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 didn't you deposit the money in the bank so I could at least get some interest on it?' 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 turning to the others standing nearby, the king ordered, 'Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one who earned the most.' 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, 'that servant has enough already!' 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 "'Yes,' the king replied, 'but to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who are unfaithful, even what little 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 And now about these enemies of mine who didn't want me to be their king -- bring them in and execute them right here 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 telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 As they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, on 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 "Go into that village over there," he told them, "and as you enter it, you will see a colt tied there 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 anyone asks what you are doing, just say, 'The Lord needs it.'" 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said. 32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, "Why are you untying our colt?" 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
34 And the disciples simply replied, "The Lord needs it." 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 Then the crowds spread out their coats on the road ahead of Jesus. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 As they reached the place where the road started down from the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful 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 "Bless the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in highest heaven!" 38 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, "Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!" 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 He replied, "If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!" 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 But as they came closer to Jerusalem and Jesus saw the city ahead, he began to cry. 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 "I wish that even today you would find the way of peace. But now it is too late, and peace 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 Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you. 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 to the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you have rejected the opportunity God offered 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 entered the Temple and began to drive out the merchants from their stalls. 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 He told them, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a place of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of 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 After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how 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 think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.