Of Zacchaeus a publican.
Luke 19:1 And [Iesus] entred, and passed thorow Iericho. Luke 19:2 And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, which was the cheefe among the Publicanes, and he was rich. Luke 19:3 And he sought to see Iesus who he was, and could not for the prease, because he was litle of stature. Luke 19:4 And he ranne before, and climed vp into a sycomore tree to see him, for he was to passe that way. Luke 19:5 And when Iesus came to the place, he looked vp and saw him, and said vnto him, Zacheus, make haste, & come downe, for to day I must abide at thy house. Luke 19:6 And he made haste, and came downe, and receiued him ioyfully. Luke 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. Luke 19:8 And Zacheus stood, and said vnto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the halfe of my goods I giue to the poore, & if I haue taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him foure fold. Luke 19:9 And Iesus said vnto him, This day is saluation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is the sonne of Abraham. Luke 19:10 For the sonne of man is come to seeke, and to saue that which was lost.
The ten pieces of money.
Luke 19:11 And as they heard these things, he added, and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Hierusalem, and because they thought that the kingdome of God should immediately appeare. Luke 19:12 He said therefore, A certaine noble man went into a farre countrey, to receiue for himselfe a kingdome, and to returne. Luke 19:13 And hee called his ten seruants, and deliuered them ten pounds, and said vnto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We wil not haue this man to reigne ouer vs. Luke 19:15 And it came to passe, that when he was returned, hauing receiued the kingdome, then hee commaunded these seruants to be called vnto him, to whom he had giuen the money, that hee might know how much euery man had gained by trading. Luke 19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. Luke 19:17 And he said vnto him, Well, thou good seruant: because thou hast bene faithfull in a very little, haue thou authoritie ouer ten cities. Luke 19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained fiue pounds. Luke 19:19 And hee said likewise to him, Bee thou also ouer fiue cities. Luke 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound which I haue kept layd vp in a napkin: Luke 19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest vp that thou layedst not downe, and reapest that thou didst not sow. Luke 19:22 And hee saith vnto him, Out of thine owne mouth will I iudge thee, thou wicked seruant: Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking vp that I layde not downe, and reaping that I did not sow. Luke 19:23 Wherefore then gauest not thou my money into the bancke, that at my comming I might haue required mine owne with vsury? Luke 19:24 And he said vnto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and giue it to him that hath ten pounds. Luke 19:25 And they said vnto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. Luke 19:26 For I say vnto you, That vnto euery one which hath, shalbe giuen, and from him that hath not, euen that hee hath shalbe taken away from him. Luke 19:27 But those mine enemies which would not that I should reigne ouer them, bring hither, and slay them before mee.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem with triumph:
Luke 19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending vp to Hierusalem. Luke 19:29 And it came to passe when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethanie, at the mount called the mount of Oliues, he sent two of his disciples, Luke 19:30 Saying, Goe ye into the village ouer against you, in the which at your entring ye shall find a Colt tied, whereon yet neuer man sate: loose him, and bring him hither. Luke 19:31 And if any man aske you, Why do ye loose him? Thus shall ye say vnto him, Because the Lord hath neede of him. Luke 19:32 And they that were sent, went their way, and found euen as hee had said vnto them. Luke 19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said vnto them, Why loose ye the Colt? Luke 19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:35 And they brought him to Iesus: and they cast their garments vpon the Colt, and they set Iesus thereon. Luke 19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. Luke 19:37 And when he was come nigh euen now at the descent of the mount of Oliues, the whole multitude of the disciples began to reioyce and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty workes that they had seene, Luke 19:38 Saying, Blessed bee the King that commeth in the Name of the Lord, peace in heauen, and glory in the Highest. Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude saide vnto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:40 And he answered, and said vnto them, I tell you, that if these should holde their peace, the stones would immediatly cry out.
weepeth over it:
Luke 19:41 And when he was come neere, he beheld the city and wept ouer it, Luke 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst knowen, euen thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong vnto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. Luke 19:43 For the dayes shall come vpon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compasse thee round, and keepe thee in on euery side, Luke 19:44 And shall lay thee euen with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leaue in thee one stone vpon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple:
Luke 19:45 And he went into the Temple, and began to cast out them that solde therein, and them that bought, Luke 19:46 Saying vnto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye haue made it a denne of theeues.
teaching daily in it. The rulers would have destroyed him, but for fear of the people.
Luke 19:47 And he taught daily in the Temple. But the chiefe Priestes and the Scribes, and the chiefe of the people sought to destroy him, Luke 19:48 And could not finde what they might doe: for all the people were very attentiue to heare him.