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Luke 19 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:1 - He entered Jericho and was passing through.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:2 - And there was a man named Zacchae'us; he was a chief tax collector, and rich.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:4 - So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:5 - And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchae'us, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:6 - So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:7 - And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:8 - And Zacchae'us stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one 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."

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 a kingdom and then return.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:13 - Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Trade with these till I come.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:14 - But his citizens hated him and sent an embassy 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 commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:16 - The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:17 - And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! 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 pound has made five pounds.'

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 pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:22 - He said to him, 'I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:23 - Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with interest?'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:24 - And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:25 - (And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten pounds!')

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:26 - 'I tell you, that to every one who has will more be given; but from him 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 slay them before me.'"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:28 - And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:29 - When he drew near to Beth'phage 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 opposite, 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 any one 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 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 garments on the colt they set Jesus upon it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:36 - And as he rode along, they spread their garments on the road.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:37 - As he was now drawing near, at 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 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 multitude 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."

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 even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:43 - For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:44 - and dash you 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."

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 sought to destroy him;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:48 - but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people hung upon his words.

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