1 And, having entered, He was passing through Jericho; 2 and, behold, a man, called by name Zacchaeus, and he was a chief tax-collector; and he was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see Jesus, Who He was; and was not able on account of the multitude; because he was small in stature. 4 And, running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see Him; because He was about to pass along that way. 5 And, when He came to the place, Jesus, looking up, said to him, "Zacchaeus, hastening, come down; for to-day I must abide in your house."
6 And, hastening, he came down, and received Him joyfully. 7 And, seeing it, they were all murmuring, saying, "He went in to be guest with a sinful man!"
8 And, standing, Zacchaeus said to the Lord, "Behold, the half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor; and, if I wrongfully exacted anything from any one, I restore four-fold."
9 And Jesus said to him, "To-day salvation came to this house, inasmuch as 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, as they were hearing these things, adding, He spake a parable, because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was about immediately to appear.
12 He said, therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And, calling ten servants of his, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Do business till I come.'
14 But his citizens were hating him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not wish this man to be king over us.'
15 And it came to pass, when he came back, having received the kingdom, that he commanded the servants to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they accomplished in business. 16 "And the first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound gained ten pounds.'
17 And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.'
18 And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your pound gained five pounds.'
19 And he said also to this man, 'Be thou also over five cities.'
20 And the other came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your pound which I had lying away in a napkin; 21 for I feared you, because you are a harsh man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.'
22 He says to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, O evil servant! You knew that I am a harsh man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping where I did not sow; 23 and wherefore did you not put my money in bank; and I, at my coming, would have exacted it with interest.' 24 And he said to those standing by, 'Take away from him the pound, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.'
25 And they said, 'Lord, he has ten pounds.'
26 'I say to you that to every one who has shall be given; but from him who has not shall be taken away even that which he has. 27 But, these my enemies, who did not wish me to be king over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.'"
28 And, having said these things, He was journeying on before, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass that, as He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, "Go your way into the village over against you, in which as ye are entering, ye will find a colt tied, on which no man ever sat; and, having loosed him, bring him. 31 And, if any one ask you, 'Why do ye loose him?' thus shall ye say, 'Because the Lord hath need of him.'"
32 And those sent, having gone away, found even as He said to them. 33 And, as they were loosing the colt, his owners said to them, "Why loose ye the colt?"
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him." 35 And they led him to Jesus; and, having thrown their garments upon the colt, they sat Jesus thereon. 36 And, as He was going forward, they were spreading their garments in the way. 37 And, as He was already drawing nigh to the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples, rejoicing, began to praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they saw;
38 saying, "Blessed is the King Who is coming in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest!"
39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Thy disciples!"
40 And, answering, He said, "I tell you that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!"
41 And, when He came near, seeing the city, He wept over it, 42 saying, "If you knew, in this your day??ven you??he things pertaining to peace! but just now were they hid from your eyes! 43 Because the days will come upon you, when your enemies will cast a rampart about you, and compass you round, and hem you in on all sides; 44 and they will dash you to the ground, and your children within you; and shall not leave in you a stone upon a stone; because you knew not the season of your visitation."
45 And, having entered into the temple, He began to cast out those who sold; 46 saying to them, "It has been written, 'And My house shall be a house of prayer;' but ye made it a den of robbers."
47 And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the high priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people were seeking to destroy Him; 48 and they were not finding anything they could do; for the people were all hanging upon Him, listening.