Luke 19 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So He entered Jericho and was passing through the town. 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 There was a man there called Zacchaeus, who was the local surveyor of taxes, and was wealthy. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He was anxious to see what sort of man Jesus was; but he could not because of the crowd, for he was short in 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 in front and climbed up a mulberry tree to see Him; for He was about 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 As soon as Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for I must stay at your house to-day." 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 came down in haste, and welcomed Him joyfully. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 When they all saw this, they began to complain with indignation. "He has gone in to be the guest of a notorious sinner!" they said. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
8 Zacchaeus however stood up, and addressing the Lord said, "Here and now, Master, I give half my property to the poor, and if I have unjustly exacted money from any man, I pledge myself to repay to him four times the amount." 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 Turning towards him, Jesus replied, "To-day salvation has come to this house, seeing that he too 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 has come to seek and to save that which was lost." 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 As they were listening to His words, He went on to teach them by a parable, because He was near to Jerusalem and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was going 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 So He said to them, "A man of noble family travelled to a distant country to obtain the rank of king, and to return. 12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
13 And he called ten of his servants and gave each of them a pound, instructing them to trade with the money during his absence. 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 countrymen hated him, and sent a deputation after him to say, `We are not willing that he should become 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 And upon his return, after he had obtained the sovereignty, he ordered those servants to whom he had given the money to be summoned before him, that he might learn their success in 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 "So the first came and said, "`Sir, your pound has produced ten pounds more.' 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 "`Well done, good servant,' he replied; `because you have been faithful in a very small matter, be in authority over 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 came, and said, "`Your pound, Sir, has produced five pounds.' 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 "So he said to this one also, "`And you, be the governor of five towns.' 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 "The next came. "`Sir,' he said, `here is your pound, which I have kept wrapt up in a 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 For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man: you take up what you did not lay down, and you 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 "`By your own words,' he replied, `I will judge you, you bad servant. You knew me to be 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 a bank, that when I came I might have received it back 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 ("They said to him, "`Sir, he already has ten pounds.') 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 "`I tell you that to every one who has anything, more shall be given; and from him who has not anything, even what he has shall 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 those enemies of mine who were unwilling that I should become their king, bring them here, and cut them to pieces 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 thus speaking, He journeyed onward, proceeding up to Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 And when he was come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount called the Oliveyard, He sent two of the disciples on in front, 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 to them, "Go into the village facing you. On entering it you will find an ass's foal tied up which no one has ever yet 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 And if any one asks you, `Why are you untying the colt?' simply say, `The Master needs it.'" 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 So those who were sent went and found things as He had told them. 32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 And while they were untying the colt the owners called out, "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 replied, "The Master needs it." 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 Then they brought it to Jesus, and after throwing their outer garments on the colt they placed Jesus on it. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 So He rode on, while they carpeted the road with their garments. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 And when He was now getting near Jerusalem, and descending the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began in their joy to praise God in loud voices for all the mighty deeds they had witnessed. 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," they cried, "who comes in the name of the Lord: in Heaven peace, and glory in the highest realms." 38 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
39 Thereupon some of the Pharisees in the crowd appealed to Him, saying, "Rabbi, reprove your disciples." 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 "I tell you," He replied, "that if *they* became silent, the very stones would cry out." 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 When He came into full view of the city, He wept aloud over it, and exclaimed, 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 "O that at this time thou hadst known--yes even thou--what makes peace possible! But now it is hid from thine 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 time is coming upon thee when thy foes will throw up around thee earthworks and a wall, investing thee and hemming thee 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 they will dash thee to the ground and thy children within thee, and will not leave one stone upon another within thee; because thou hast not recognized the time of thy 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 Then Jesus entered the Temple and proceeded to drive out the dealers. 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 "It is written," He said, "`And My house shall be the House of Prayer,' but you have made it a robbers' cave." 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 day after day He taught in the Temple, while the High Priests and the Scribes were devising some means of destroying Him, as were also the leading men of 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 could not find any way of doing it, for the people all hung upon His lips. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.