22"His master replied, 'I will judge you by your own words,1 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?223Why 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 mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'25" 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'26"He replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.327But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me.' "
After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.429
As he approached Bethphage and Bethany5 at the hill called the Mount of Olives,6 he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,
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.31If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' say, 'The Lord needs it.' "32
Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.7