Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
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 at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
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 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.”

Luke 19:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
ESV
1 He entered Jericho and was passing through.
NLT
1 Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town.
MSG
1 Then Jesus entered and walked through Jericho.
CSB
1 He entered Jericho and was passing through.

Luke 19:1-10 In-Context

1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
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 at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
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 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.”
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: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
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 subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’

Cross References 9

  • 1. Luke 18:35
  • 2. 1 Kings 10:27; 1 Chronicles 27:28; Isaiah 9:10
  • 3. Luke 18:37
  • 4. S Matthew 9:11
  • 5. S Luke 7:13
  • 6. Luke 3:12,13
  • 7. Exodus 22:1; Leviticus 6:4,5; Numbers 5:7; 2 Samuel 12:6; Ezekiel 33:14,15
  • 8. S Luke 3:8; Luke 13:16; Romans 4:16; Galatians 3:7
  • 9. Ezekiel 34:12,16; S John 3:17
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