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Luke 19

Of Zacchaeus a publican.

Luke 19:1 And he entred in, and went through Hierico. Luke 19:2 And beholde, there was a man named Zacheus, which was the chiefe among the publicanes, and was riche [also]: Luke 19:3 And he sought [meanes] to see Iesus, what he shoulde be, & coulde not for the preasse, because he was litle of stature. Luke 19:4 And he ran before, and clymed vp into a wylde fygge tree, to see hym: for he was to come that way. Luke 19:5 And when Iesus came to the place, he loked vp and sawe hym, and sayde vnto hym: Zache, come downe at once, for to day I must abyde at thy house. Luke 19:6 And he came downe hastyly, and receaued hym ioyfully. Luke 19:7 And when they al saw it, they murmured, saying that he was gone in to tary with a man that is a synner. Luke 19:8 And Zache stoode foorth, and sayde vnto the Lorde: Beholde Lorde, the halfe of my goodes I geue to the poore, and yf I haue taken from any man by forged cauillation, I restore him foure folde. Luke 19:9 Iesus sayde vnto hym: This daye is saluation come to this house, because that he also is become the childe of Abraham. Luke 19:10 For the sonne of man is come to seke, and to saue that which was lost.

The ten pieces of money.

Luke 19:11 And as they hearde these thynges, he added & spake a parable, because he was nye to Hierusale, & because they thought that the kingdome of God should shortly appeare. Luke 19:12 He sayde therfore: A certayne noble man went into a farre countrey, to receaue for hym selfe a kyngdome, and to come agayne. Luke 19:13 And he called his ten seruauntes, & deliuered the ten peeces of money, saying vnto them, Occupie tyl I come. Luke 19:14 But his citezins hated hym, and sent a message after hym, saying: We wyll not haue this man to raigne ouer vs. Luke 19:15 And it came to passe, that whe he had receaued his kyngdome and returned, he commaunded these seruauntes to be called vnto him, to whom he had geuen the money, to wyt howe muche euery man had done in occupying. Luke 19:16 Then came the first, saying: Lorde thy peece hath gayned ten peeces. Luke 19:17 And he sayde vnto hym: Well thou good seruaunt, because thou hast ben faythfull in a very litle thing, haue thou aucthoritie ouer ten cities. Luke 19:18 And the seconde came, saying: Thy peece hath encreased fiue peeces. Luke 19:19 And to the same he sayde, be thou also ruler ouer fyue cities. Luke 19:20 And another came, saying: Lorde beholde here is thy peece, whiche I haue layed vp in a napkin. Luke 19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art a strayte man: Thou takest vp that thou laydest not downe, & reapest that thou dyddest not sowe. Luke 19:22 He sayth vnto hym: Of thyne owne mouth wyll I iudge thee, thou euyll seruaunt. Knewest thou that I am a straite man, taking vp that I layed not downe, & reapyng that I dyd not sowe: Luke 19:23 And wherfore gauest not thou my money into the banke, and at my commyng I myght haue required myne owne with vauntage? Luke 19:24 And he sayde vnto them that stoode by: Take from hym that peece, and geue it to hym that hath ten peeces. Luke 19:25 And they sayde vnto hym: Lorde he hath ten peeces. Luke 19:26 For I say vnto you, that vnto euery one which hath, shalbe geuen: and fro hym that hath not, shalbe taken away euen that he hath. Luke 19:27 Moreouer, those mine enemies, which woulde not that I shoulde raigne ouer the, bring hyther, & slea them before me.

Christ rideth into Jerusalem with triumph:

Luke 19:28 And when he hadde thus spoken, he went foorth before, ascending vp to Hierusalem. Luke 19:29 And it came to passe, when he was come nye to Bethphage & Bethanie, besides the mount which is called Oliuet, he sent two of his disciples, Luke 19:30 Saying: Go ye into the towne which is ouer agaynst you, into the whiche, assoone as ye are come, ye shall fynde a coult tyed, wheron yet neuer man sate: loose hym, and bryng hym hyther. Luke 19:31 And yf any man aske you, why do ye loose hym, thus shall ye say vnto hym: because the Lorde hath neede of hym. Luke 19:32 They that were sent, went their way, & founde euen as he had said vnto them. Luke 19:33 And as they were a loosyng the coult, the owners therof said vnto them, why loose ye the coult? Luke 19:34 And they sayde: For the Lorde hath neede of hym. Luke 19:35 And they brought hym to Iesus, and cast their rayment on the coult, and set Iesus theron. Luke 19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. Luke 19:37 And when he was nowe come nye to the going downe of the mount Oliuete, the whole multitude of the disciples began to reioyce, and to prayse God with a loude voyce, for all the miracles that they had seene. Luke 19:38 Saying: Blessed be the kyng that cometh in the name of the Lorde, peace in heauen, and glory in the hyest. Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees of the companie sayde vnto hym: Maister, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:40 He saide vnto them: I tell you, that if these holde their peace, then shall the stones crye.

weepeth over it:

Luke 19:41 And when he was come neare, he behelde the citie, and wept on it. Luke 19:42 Saying: If thou haddest knowen those thynges whiche belong vnto thy peace, euen in this thy day: But nowe are they hyd from thyne eyes. Luke 19:43 For the dayes shall come vpon thee, that thyne enemies also shall caste a banke about thee, and compasse thee rounde, and kepe thee in on euery syde: Luke 19:44 And make thee euen with ye grounde, and thy chyldren which are in thee: and they shall not leaue in thee one stone vpo another, because thou knowest not the tyme 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 therin, & 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 thieues.

teaching daily in it. The rulers would have destroyed him, but for fear of the people.

Luke 19:47 And he taught dayly in the temple. But the hye priestes and the scribes, & the chiefe of the people, went about to destroy hym, Luke 19:48 And coulde not fynde what to do: For all the people stacke by hym, when they hearde hym.

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