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Luke 19 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Jesus and Zacchaeus

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:1 - He entered Jericho and was passing through.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:2 - And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:4 - So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:5 - And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:6 - So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:7 - And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:8 - And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:9 - And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:10 - For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Minas

(Mat 25:14–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:11 - As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:12 - He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:13 - Calling ten of his servants,[fn] he gave them ten minas,[fn] and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:14 - But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:15 - When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:16 - The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:17 - And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant![fn] Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:18 - And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:19 - And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:20 - Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:22 - He said to him, ‘I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:23 - Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:24 - And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:25 - And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:26 - ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:27 - But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’”

The Triumphal Entry

(Mat 21:1–11; Mar 11:1–11; Jhn 12:12–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:28 - And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:29 - When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:30 - saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:31 - If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:32 - So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:33 - And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:34 - And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:35 - And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:36 - And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:37 - As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:38 - saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:39 - And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:40 - He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:41 - And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:42 - saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:43 - For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:44 - and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

(Mat 21:12–17; Mar 11:15–19; Jhn 2:12–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:45 - And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:46 - saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:47 - And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:48 - but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.
ESV Footnotes
Or bondservants; also verse 15
A mina was about three months’ wages for a laborer
Or bondservant; also verse 22

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