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19 Now when Jesus entered and passed through Jericho,

behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief receiver of the tribute. And he was rich.

And he sought to see Jesus (who He was) and could not because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.

Therefore he ran ahead and climbed up into a wild fig tree, so that he might see Him. For he would be coming that way.

And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus! Come down at once! For today I must stay at your house!”

Then he quickly came down and received him joyfully.

And when they all saw it, they murmured, saying that He had gone to lodge with a sinful man.

But Zacchaeus, standing, said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have taken from anyone by false accusation, I restore it to him fourfold.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Today, salvation has come to this house! Because he has also become the son of Abraham!

10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save those who have been lost.”

11 And while they heard these things, He continued and spoke a parable (because He was near Jerusalem, and also because they thought that the Kingdom of God would shortly appear).

12 Therefore, He said, “A certain nobleman went into a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself and then to return.

13 “And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business until I come.’

14 “Now, his citizens hated him, and sent ambassadors after him, saying, ‘We will not have this man reign over us!’

15 “And it happened that when he had returned (and had received his kingdom) he commanded the servants to whom he had given his money be called to him, so that he might know what each had gained.

16 “Then the first came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has increased to ten minas.’

17 “And he said to him, ‘Well, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little thing, take authority over ten cities!’

18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has increased to five minas.’

19 “And to this one he said, ‘And you rule over five cities!’

20 “So the other came, and said, ‘Lord, behold your mina, which I have put away in a handkerchief.

21 ‘For I feared you because you are an exacting man. You take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.’

22 “Then he said to him, ‘From your own mouth will I judge you, O evil servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow.

23 ‘Why, then, did you not give my money to the bank, so that I might have required it with interest when I came?’

24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him and give it to him who has ten minas!’

25 “And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas.’

26 ‘For I say to you that to all those who have, it shall be given. And from the one who has not, even that he has shall be taken from him.

27 ‘Moreover, bring my enemies here who do not wish to have me reign over them and kill them before me!’”

28 And when He had said this, He went on ahead, ascending up to Jerusalem.

29 And it happened that when He had come near Bethphage and Bethany (next to the mountain called the “Mount of Olives”), He sent two of his disciples,

30 saying, “Go to the town before you, in which (as soon as you have entered) you shall find a colt, tied, whereupon no man ever sat. Untie it and bring it.

31 “And if anyone asks you why you have untied it, you shall say this to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”

32 So those who were sent went their way and found it as he had said to them.

33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?!”

34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”

35 So they brought it to Jesus. And they cast their garments on the colt and sat Jesus upon it.

36 And as He went, they spread their clothes along the way.

37 And when He had now come near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God loudly for all the great works that they had seen,

38 saying, “Blessed is the King Who comes in the Name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven! And glory in the highest places!”

39 Then some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Master, rebuke Your disciples.”

40 But He answered, and said to them, “I tell you that if these should be silent, the stones would cry.”

41 And when He had come near, He looked at the city and wept for it,

42 saying, “O, if you had known (even at the least, and on this your day) those things which belong to your peace! But now are they hidden from your eyes.

43 “For the days shall come upon you that your enemies will cast a rampart around you, and surround you, and trap you on every side,

44 “And shall make you even with the ground (and your children who are in you). And they shall not leave a stone upon a stone within you. Because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

45 He also went into the Temple and began to cast out those inside who sold and bought,

46 saying to them, “It is written! ‘My house is the house of prayer!’ But you have made it a den of thieves!”

47 And He taught daily in the Temple. And the chief priests and the scribes, and the chief of the people sought to destroy Him.

48 But they could not find what they might do to Him. For all the people hung upon Him when they heard Him.

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