and he was seeking to see Jesus, who he is, and was not able for the multitude, because in stature he was small,
and having run forward before, he went up on a sycamore, that he may see him, because through that [way] he was about to pass by.
And as Jesus came up to the place, having looked up, he saw him, and said unto him, `Zaccheus, having hastened, come down, for to-day in thy house it behoveth me to remain;'
and he having hastened did come down, and did receive him rejoicing;
and having seen [it], they were all murmuring, saying -- `With a sinful man he went in to lodge!'
And Zaccheus having stood, said unto the Lord, `Lo, the half of my goods, sir, I give to the poor, and if of any one anything I did take by false accusation, I give back fourfold.'
And Jesus said unto him -- `To-day salvation did come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
for the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.'
And while they are hearing these things, having added he spake a simile, because of his being nigh to Jerusalem, and of their thinking that the reign of God is about presently to be made manifest.
He said therefore, `A certain man of birth went on to a far country, to take to himself a kingdom, and to return,
and having called ten servants of his own, he gave to them ten pounds, and said unto them, Do business -- till I come;