1 And Jesus having entred Jericho passed through the city, 2 and behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, who was the chief publican, and very rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who He was; but he could not for the croud; for he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before and got up into a sycamore-tree that he might see Him; for He was to pass by that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zaccheus, make haste and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste and came down, and received Him with joy. 7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone to be guest with a wicked man.
8 But Zaccheus stood up and said unto Jesus, Behold, Lord, the half of my substance I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any one wrongfully, I restore him fourfold.
9 Then said Jesus, This day is salvation come to this house, for as much as he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
11 And as they listened to these things, He proceeded and spake a parable; because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately be manifested.
12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a distant country to receive the investiture of a kingdom and then to return. 13 And he called ten of his servants, and delivered to them ten pounds, and said, Trade with them till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
15 And when he was returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to be called to him, to whom he had delivered the money, that he might know what use each had made of it. 16 Then came the first and said, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
17 And he said to him, Well done, thou good servant, as thou hast been faithful in a very little, thou shalt be governor over ten cities.
18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath produced five pounds:
19 and he said to this likewise, Be thou also over five cities.
20 And another came, and said, Behold, my Lord, thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 for I was afraid of thee, because thou art an austere man, who takest up what thou didst not lay down, and reapest what thou didst not sow.
22 But he said to him, Out of thy own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant, Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow; 23 and why then didst thou not put my money into the bank, that when I came I might have received it with interest? 24 And he said to them that stood by, Take away the pound from him, and give it to him that hath the ten pounds.
25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds already:)
26 for I tell you, that to every one that hath shall be given; but from him that hath not, even what he seemingly hath shall be taken away. 27 But those mine enemies, who would not have me to reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
28 And when He had said these things, He went forward, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And when He was nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, He sent two of his disciples, 30 saying, Go into the opposite village, in which, at your entring, ye will find a colt tied, on which no man ever yet sat; loose him and bring him hither. 31 And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, The Lord hath need of him.
32 And they that were sent, went away and found it as He had told them. 33 But as they were untying the colt, the owners of it said to them, Why do ye untie the colt?
34 and they answered, The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they brought him to Jesus: and throwing their garments upon the colt they set Jesus thereon. 36 And as He went along they spread their clothes under Him in the way. 37 And when He was now come near to the foot 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 had seen,
38 saying, Blessed be the king that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!
39 And some of the pharisees from among the multitude said to Him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And He answered them, I tell you, that if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.
41 And as He drew near, beholding the city, He wept over it, 42 saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at lest in this thy day, the things relating to thy peace--- but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast up a trench about thee, and surround thee, and keep thee in on every side, 44 and shall lay thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou didst not regard the time of thy visitation.
45 And He went into the temple, and cast out those that were buying and selling in it, 46 saying unto them, It is written, "my house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves."
47 And He was teaching daily in the temple: but the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy Him; 48 and could not find how to effect it: for all the people were attentive to hear Him.