Of Zacchaeus a publican.
Luke 19:1 And he entred in and went thorowe Hierico. Luke 19:2 And behold, ther was a man named Zacheus, which was a ruler amonge the Publicans, and was riche also. Luke 19:3 And he made meanes to se Iesus, what he shulde be, and coulde not for the prease, because he was of a lowe stature. Luke 19:4 Wherfore he ran before and ascended vp into a wylde figge tree, to se him: for he should come þt same way. Luke 19:5 And when Iesu came to the place, he loked vp and sawe hym, and sayed vnto hym: Zache, attonce come doune, for to daye I must abyde at thy house. Luke 19:6 And he came doune hastelye & receyued hym ioyfullye. Luke 19:7 And when they sawe that, they al groundged saiyng: He is gone into tarye with a man that is a synner. Luke 19:8 And Zache stode forthe and sayed vnto þe Lord, beholde Lord, the haulfe of my goodes I geue to the pore, and yf I haue done anye man wronge, I wyl restore hym foure folde: Luke 19:9 And Iesus sayed to him: this daye is healthe come vnto thys house, for as muche as it also is become the chyld of Abraham. Luke 19:10 For þe sonne of man is come to seke, and to saue that which was loste.
The ten pieces of money.
Luke 19:11 As they hearde these thynges, he added therto a similitude, because he was nye to Hierusalem, and because also they thoughte that the kyngdome of God should shortly appere. Luke 19:12 He sayde therfore: a certayne noble man wente into a farre countre, to receyue him a kyngdome, and then to come agayne. Luke 19:13 And he called hys ten seruauntes, & deliuered them ten pounde saiynge vnto them? by and sell tyll I come. Luke 19:14 But hys citisens hated hym, and sente messengers after hym, saiynge: we will not haue thys man to reygne ouer vs. Luke 19:15 And it came to passe, when he was come agayne, and had receyued hys kyngdome, he commaunded these seruauntes, to be called to him (to whom he gaue hys money) to wyt what euery man had done. Luke 19:16 Then came the fyrste saiynge: Lorde, thy pounde hath encreased ten pounde. Luke 19:17 And he sayde vnto hym. Well good seruaunte, because thou waste faythful in a very lytell thynge, take thou authoritye ouer ten cities. Luke 19:18 And the other came, saying: Lorde thy pounde hath encreased fyue pound. Luke 19:19 And to the same he sayde, and be thou also ruler ouer .v. cities. Luke 19:20 And the .iij. came & sayde: Lorde, behold here thy pounde, whiche I haue kept in a napkyn, Luke 19:21 for I feared the, because thou art a strayt man, thou takest vp that thou laydest not doune, and reapest that thou dyddest not sowe. Luke 19:22 And he sayde to him: Of thyne owne mouthe iudge I the thou euil seruaunt. Knowest thou þt I am a strayte man takyng vp that I layde not doune, and reapyng that I did not sowe? Luke 19:23 Wherfore then gauest not thou my money into the banke, that at my commynge I mighte haue requyred myne owne with vauntage. Luke 19:24 And he sayed to them that stode by: take from hym that pounde, and geue it hym that hath ten pounde. Luke 19:25 And they sayde vnto him: Lorde, he hath ten pounde. Luke 19:26 I saye vnto you, that vnto all them that haue, it shalbe geuen: and from hym that hath not, euen that he hath shalbe taken from hym. Luke 19:27 Moreouer those myne enemyes which woulde not that I should raigne ouer them, brynge hyther, and slea them before me.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem with triumph:
Luke 19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he proceded forthe ascendyng vp to Ierusalem. Luke 19:29 And it fortuned, when he was come nye Bethphage and Bethanye, besydes mounte oliuete, he sente two of hys disciples, Luke 19:30 saiynge: Go ye into the toune whiche is ouer againste you, In the whiche assone as ye are come, ye shall fynde a colt tyed, whereon yet neuer man sate. Lewse him, and bring him hither. Luke 19:31 And yf anye man axe you, why that ye lewse him: thus say vnto him: þe Lorde hath nede of hym. Luke 19:32 They that were sente, wente theyr waye, & founde as he had sayed vnto them. Luke 19:33 And as they were alewsynge the colte, the owners sayed vnto them: why lewse ye the colte? Luke 19:34 And they sayed: for the Lorde hath nede of hym. Luke 19:35 And they broughte hym to Iesus. And they caste theyr raymente on the colte, and set Iesus theron. Luke 19:36 And as he wente, they sprede theyr clothes in the waye. Luke 19:37 And when he was nowe come, where he shoulde go doune from the mount Oliuete, the whole multitude of the discyples beganne to reioyce, and to laude God with a loude voyce for all the myracles that they had sene, Luke 19:38 saying: Blessed be the kyng that cometh in the name of the Lorde: peace in heauen, and glorye in þe hyest. Luke 19:39 And some of the Phariseis of the companye sayde vnto him: Mayster rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:40 He aunswered and sayed vnto them: I tell you, yf these shoulde holde theyr peace, þe stones woulde crye.
weepeth over it:
Luke 19:41 And when he was come neare, he behelde the citie, and wept on it, Luke 19:42 saiyng: Yf thou haddest knowen those thynges which belong vnto thy peace, euen at thys thy tyme. But now are they hydde from thyne eyes. Luke 19:43 For þe dayes shall come vpon the, that thyne enemyes shal cast a banke aboute the, & compasse the round and kepe the on euerye syde, Luke 19:44 and make the euen with the grounde, with children whiche are in the. And they shall not leaue in the one stone vpon another, because thou knowest not the tyme of thy visitacyon.
driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple:
Luke 19:45 And he went into the temple, and beganne to cast oute them that solde therin, and them that boughte, Luke 19:46 saiyng vnto them, it is wryten: my house is the house of prayer, but ye haue made it a den of theues.
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. The hye Priestes and the Scribes and the chiefe of the people wente about to destroye hym, Luke 19:48 but coulde not fynde what to do. For all the people stacke by hym, and gaue hym audience.