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Luke Chapter 19

Luke 19:1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

Luke 19:2 Now, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was chief among the tax collectors, and he was rich.

Luke 19:3 So he sought to see Jesus who He was; and could not for the crowd, because he was short.

Luke 19:4 Then he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him: for He was about to pass that way.

Luke 19:5 When Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must stay at your house.

Luke 19:6 So he made haste, and came down, and received Him joyfully.

Luke 19:7 But when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, that He had gone to be the guest of a man whom is a sinner.

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him four-fold.

Luke 19:9 And Jesus said to him, this day has salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 19:11 Then as they heard these things, He added and spoke a parable, because He was close to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God was about to appear.

Luke 19:12 Therefore He said, a certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten talents, and said to them, do business until I come.

Luke 19:14 But His citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, we will not have this man to reign over us.

Luke 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

Luke 19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, your talent has gained ten talents.

Luke 19:17 And he said to him, well done, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have you authority over ten cities.

Luke 19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, your talent has gained five talents.

Luke 19:19 And he said likewise to him, you be also over five cities.

Luke 19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your talent, which I have kept safe in a piece of cloth:

Luke 19:21 for I feared you, because you are a harsh man: you take up that which you did not lay down, and reap that which you did not sow.

Luke 19:22 And he said to him, out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was a harsh man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow:

Luke 19:23 why then did you not put my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with interest?

Luke 19:24 And he said to them that stood by, take from him the talent, and give it to him that has ten talents.

Luke 19:25 And they said to him, Lord, he has ten talents.

Luke 19:26 For I say to you, everyone who has more will be given; and from him that has not, even that which he has will be taken away from him.

Luke 19:27 But as for my enemies, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here, and slay them before me.

Luke 19:28 When He had said this, He went on ahead, ascending up to Jerusalem.

Luke 19:29 And it came to pass, when He had come close to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called, the Mount of Olives. He sent two of His disciples,

Luke 19:30 saying, you go into the village opposite you; in which at your entering you will find a colt tied, on which never man sat: untie him, and bring him here.

Luke 19:31 And if any man ask you, why do you untie him? You will say this to him, because the Lord has need of him.

Luke 19:32 Then they that were sent went their way, and found just as He had said to them.

Luke 19:33 So while they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, why are you loosing the colt?

Luke 19:34 And they said, the Lord has need of him.

Luke 19:35 Then they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.

Luke 19:36 As He went, they spread their clothes on the way.

Luke 19:37 When He had come close, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

Luke 19:38 saying, blessed is the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!

Luke 19:39 So some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to Him, Master, rebuke Your disciples.

Luke 19:40 But He answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 19:41 When He had come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it,

Luke 19:42 saying, if you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong to your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Luke 19:43 For the days will come on you, that your enemies will build an embankment about you, and encircle you, and close you in on every side,

Luke 19:44 and will lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another; because you knew not the time of your visitation.

Luke 19:45 And He went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold in it, 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.

Luke 19:47 So He taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people sought to destroy Him,

Luke 19:48 but could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.