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Luke 19 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Comes to Zacchaeus’ House
Jesus Rides into Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:1 - Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:2 - Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:4 - So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:5 - And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him,[fn] and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:6 - So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:7 - But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:8 - Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:9 - And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:10 - “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
The Parable of the Minas
(Matt. 25:14–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:11 - Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:12 - Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:13 - “So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas,[fn] and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:14 - “But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:15 - “And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:16 - “Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:17 - “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:18 - “And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:19 - “Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:20 - “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - ‘For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:22 - “And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting 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, that 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 him who has ten minas.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:25 - (“But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:26 - ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:27 - ‘But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’ ”
The Triumphal Entry
(Matt. 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; John 12:12–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:28 - When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:29 - And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage[fn] and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:30 - saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:31 - “And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:32 - So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:33 - But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:34 - And they said, “The Lord has need of him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:35 - Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:36 - And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:37 - Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:38 - saying:

“ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!’[fn]
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:39 - And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:40 - But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:41 - Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:42 - saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:43 - “For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:44 - “and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Matt. 21:12–17; Mark 11:15–19; John 2:12–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:45 - Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:46 - saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is[fn] a house of prayer,’[fn] but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:47 - And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:48 - and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits and saw him.
The mina (Greek mna, Hebrew minah) was worth about three months’ salary.
M-Text reads Bethsphage.
Psalm 118:26
NU-Text reads those who were selling.
NU-Text reads shall be.
Isaiah 56:7
Jeremiah 7:11

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