Luke 19 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he went into Jericho, and when he was going through it, 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man, named Zacchaeus, who was the chief tax-farmer, and a man of wealth, 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 Made an attempt to get a view of Jesus, and was not able to do so, because of the people, for he was a small man. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd.
4 And he went quickly in front of them and got up into a tree to see him, for he was going 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, looking up, he said to him, Zacchaeus, be quick and come down, for I am coming to 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 And he came down quickly, and took him into his house with joy. 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 And when they saw it, they were all angry, saying, He has gone into the house of a sinner. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
8 And Zacchaeus, waiting before him, said to the Lord, See, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from anyone wrongly, I give him 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 And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, for even he 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 make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
11 And while they were giving ear to these words, he made another story for them, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they were of the opinion that the kingdom of God was coming straight 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 So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back. 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 sent for ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds and said to them, Do business with this 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 people had no love for him, and sent representatives after him, saying, We will not have this man for our ruler. 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 when he came back again, having got his kingdom, he gave orders for those servants to whom he had given the money to come to him, so that he might have an account of what business they had done. 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 And the first came before him, saying, Lord, your pound has made ten pounds. 16 "The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
17 And he said to him, You have done well, O good servant: because you have done well in a small thing you will have 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 And another came, saying, Your pound has made five pounds. 18 "The second came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
19 And he said, You will be ruler over five towns. 19 "His master answered, 'You take charge of five cities.'
20 And another came, saying, Lord, here is your pound, which I put away 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 Because I was in fear of you, for you are a hard man: you take up what you have not put down, and get in grain where you have not put seed. 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, By the words of your mouth you will be judged, you bad servant. You had knowledge that I am a hard man, taking up what I have not put down and getting in grain where I have not put seed; 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 in a bank, so that when I came I would get 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 the others who were near, Take the pound away from him, and give it to the man who has ten. 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 say to him, Lord, he has ten pounds. 25 " 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
26 And I say to you that to everyone who has, more will 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 And as for those who were against me, who would not have me for their ruler, let them come here, and be put to death 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 in front of them, going up to Jerusalem. 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 And it came about that when he got near Beth-phage and Bethany by the mountain which is named the Mountain of Olives, 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 little town in front of you, and on going in you will see a young ass fixed with a cord, on which no man has ever been seated; let him loose and take him. 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 anyone says to you, Why are you taking him? say, The Lord has need of him. 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.' "
32 And those whom he sent went away, and it was as he said. 32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33 And when they were getting the young ass, the owners of it said to them, Why are you taking the young ass? 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 him. 34 They replied, "The Lord needs it."
35 And they took him to Jesus, and they put their clothing on the ass, and Jesus got on to him. 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36 And while he went on his way they put their clothing down on the road in front of him. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 And when he came near the foot of the Mountain of Olives, all the disciples with loud voices gave praise to God with joy, because of all the great works which 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, A blessing on 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 among the people said to him, Master, make your disciples be quiet. 39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
40 And he said in answer, I say to you, if these men keep quiet, the very stones will be crying out. 40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."
41 And when he got near and saw the town, he was overcome with weeping for it, 41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42 Saying, If you, even you, had knowledge today, of the things which give peace! but you are not able to see them. 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 will come when your attackers will put a wall round you, and come all round you and keep 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 will make you level with the earth, and your children with you; and there will not be one stone resting on another in you, because you did not see that it was your day of mercy. 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 went into the Temple and put out those who were trading there, 45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.
46 Saying to them, It has been said, My house is to be a house of prayer, but you have made it a hole 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 And every day he was teaching in the Temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people were attempting to put him to death; 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 were not able to do anything, because the people all kept near him, being greatly interested in his words. 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.