1 And having come in He passed through Jericho. 2 And behold, a certain man by name called Zaccheus; and he was chief of the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see Jesus, who He is; and was not able on account of the multitude, because he was small in stature. 4 And having run forward in advance, he went up in a sycamore-tree in order that he might see Him: because He was about to pass that way. 5 And when He came to the place, Jesus looking up, saw him, and said to him, Zaccheus, hastening, come down; for it behooveth me to abide in thy house this day.
6 And hastening, he came down, and received Him rejoicing. 7 And all seeing, murmured, saying, that He is come in to abide with a sinner man.
8 And Zaccheus standing, said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any one fraudulently, I restore fourfold.
9 And Jesus said to him, This day salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of man came to seek and to save that which is lost.
11 And they hearing these things, proceeding, He spoke a parable, because he is nigh unto Jerusalem, and they think the kingdom of God is about to be made manifest immediately.
12 Then He said, A certain nobleman went to a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and return. 13 And calling his ten servants, he gave to them ten pounds, and said to them, Operate till I come.
14 But his citizens continued to hate him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this man to rule over us.
15 And it came to pass, when he returned, having received the kingdom, and he said, that those servants should be called, to whom he had given the money, in order that he might know what each one had gained by their merchandise. 16 And the first came, saying, Lord, thy pound has gained ten pounds.
17 And he said to him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in the least, have thou authority over ten cities.
18 And the second one came, saying, Lord, thy pound has gained five pounds.
19 And he also said to him, Be thou over five cities.
20 And the other one came, saying, Lord, behold, thy pound, which I had laid away in a napkin: 21 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou hadst not laid down, and thou reapest that which thou hast not sown.
22 And he says to him, Out of thine own mouth I will judge thee, thou wicked servant. Didst thou know that I am an austere man, taking up what I have not laid down, and reaping what I have not sown? 23 Wherefore indeed didst thou not put my money in the bank? and having come I would have received the same with the product. 24 And he said to the bystanders, Take the pound from him, and give it to the one having ten pounds.
25 And they said to him, Lord, he has ten pounds.
26 I say unto you, that to every one having it shall be given; and from every one not having, it shall be taken away even that which he hath. 27 Moreover bring these my enemies, not wishing me to rule over them, hither, and slay them before me.
28 And speaking these things, He was journeying before them, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, to the mount called the Mount of Olives, and He sent away two of His disciples, 30 saying, Go into the village over against you; in which entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one of men ever sat: loosing, lead him hither. 31 And if any one may ask you, Why do you loose him? thus say to him, that the Lord hath need of him:
32 and those having been sent, departing, found as Jesus told them. 33 And they loosing the donkey, his master said to them, Why do you loose the donkey?
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they led him to Jesus: and casting their garments on the colt, they mounted Jesus on them. 36 And He going forward, they were strewing their garments in the road. 37 And He already drawing nigh to the descension of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God with a loud voice for all those miracles which they saw; shouting,
38 saying, Blessed is the King coming in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
39 And certain ones of the Pharisees from the multitude said to Him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples:
40 and He responding said to them, I say unto you, that if these may keep silent, the rocks will cry out.
41 And when He drew near, seeing the city He wept over it, 42 saying, If thou indeed hadst known, truly in this thy day, the things appertaining to thy peace! but now they are hidden from thy eyes. 43 Because the days will come upon thee, and thine enemies will cast a fortification about thee, and surround thee, and press in on thee from all directions, 44 and will slay thee, and thy children in thee; and will leave in thee not a stone upon a stone; because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation.
45 And having come into the temple, He began to cast out those buying and selling, 46 saying to them; It has been written, My house shall be a house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.
47 And He was teaching daily in the temple, and the chief priests and scribes and the first men of the people were seeking to destroy Him. 48 And they were not finding what they might do; for all the people hung on Him, hearing Him.