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Luke 19 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 And there was a man named Zacchae'us; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.
4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was 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 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchae'us, make haste and come down; for 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 he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
8 And Zacchae'us stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." 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 And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also 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 For 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 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to 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 therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive a 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 Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Trade with these till I come.' 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 citizens hated him and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.' 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, having received the kingdom, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. 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 came before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall 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 And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made five pounds.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 And he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; 20 "Then another servant came and said, 'Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.
21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.' 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, 'I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 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 did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should 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 And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.' 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 (And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten pounds!') 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 'I tell you, that to every one who has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has 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 But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay 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 And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 When he drew near to Beth'phage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 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 saying, "Go into the village opposite, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat; 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 any one asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say this, 'The Lord has need of it.'" 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 So those who were sent went away and found it as he had told them. 32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 And 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 And they said, "The Lord has need of it." 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt they set Jesus upon it. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 And as he rode along, they spread their garments on the road. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works 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 saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" 38 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
39 And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out." 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 saying, "Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid 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 For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem 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 and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation." 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 And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 saying to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be a house of prayer'; but you have made it a den of 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 And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy 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 did not find anything they could do, for all the people hung upon his words. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.