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Luke 19

Of Zacchaeus a publican.

Luke 19:1 And entering he walked through Jericho. Luke 19:2 And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of the publicans: and he was rich. Luke 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature. Luke 19:4 And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see him: for he was to pass that way. Luke 19:5 And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down: for this day I must abide in thy house. Luke 19:6 And he made haste and came down and received him with joy. Luke 19:7 And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner. Luke 19:8 But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold. Luke 19:9 Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

The ten pieces of money.

Luke 19:11 As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested. Luke 19:12 He said therefore: a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. Luke 19:13 And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come. Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us. Luke 19:15 And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading, Luke 19:16 And the first came saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. Luke 19:17 And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities. Luke 19:18 And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. Luke 19:19 And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities. Luke 19:20 And another came, saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin. Luke 19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow. Luke 19:22 He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow. Luke 19:23 And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury? Luke 19:24 And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds. Luke 19:25 And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds. Luke 19:26 But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him. Luke 19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and kill them before me.

Christ rideth into Jerusalem with triumph:

Luke 19:28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem. Luke 19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples, Luke 19:30 Saying: Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose him and bring him hither. Luke 19:31 And if any man shall ask you: Why do you loose him? You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of his service. Luke 19:32 And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he said unto them. Luke 19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: Why loose you the colt? Luke 19:34 But they said: Because the Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:35 And they brought him to Jesus. And casting their garments on the colt, they set Jesus thereon. Luke 19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way. Luke 19:37 And when he was now coming near the descent of Mount Olivet, the whole multitude of his disciples began with joy to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works they had seen, Luke 19:38 Saying: Blessed be the king who cometh in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory on high! Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the multitude, said to him: Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:40 To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

weepeth over it:

Luke 19:41 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying: Luke 19:42 If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes. Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side, Luke 19:44 And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation.

driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple:

Luke 19:45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought. Luke 19:46 Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.

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

Luke 19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him. Luke 19:48 And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

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