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Luke 19

Jesus and Zacchaeus

1 And when he entered he came through Jericho. 2 And behold [there was a] man by name being called Zacharias, and he was chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus is, and was not able from the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4 And running before, he climbed up [a] sycamore tree, in order that he see him, for he was [about] to come by that [place]. 5 And as he came to the place, having looked up, Jesus said to him: Zachariah, having made haste come down, for today I must remain in your house. 6 And having made haste he came down, and he hosted him rejoicing. 7 And when they saw, all grumbled saying that: With [a] sinful man did he enter to lodge. 8 But having stood, Zacharias said to the Lord: Behold half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor, and if I accuse something of anyone wrongly, I return fourfold. 9 But Jesus said to him that: Today has deliverance come to this house, although he is [a] son of Abraham. 10 For the son of man came to seek and to deliver the perished1.

The Parable of the Ten Minas

11 Now when they were hearing these [things] placed before [them] he spoke [a] parable, because of his being near Jerusalem and [because of] their supposing that immediately the kingdom of God is [about] to be hearing. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman proceeded to [a] far country to receive to himself [a] kingdom and to return. 13 So having called his ten slaves he gave to them ten minas2 and said to them: Make more when I come. 14 Now his citizens were hating him, and sent ambassadors after3 him saying: We do not wish this [one] to be king over us. 15 And it came to pass when he returned having received the kingdom he said these slaves be called to him whom he has given silver, in order that he might know who made what more. 16 So the first came by saying: Lord, your mina has made you ten minas more. 17 And he said to him: Excellent, O good slave, because you were become trustworthy in [the] least, be placed having authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came saying: Your mina, O lord, made five minas. 19 And he said also to this one: And you become over five cities. 20 And the other came saying: Lord, behold your mina, which I have, put away, in [a] handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, that you are [a] severe man, taking what you did not put, and reaping what you did not sow. 22 He says to him: Out [of your] mouth will I judge you, O wicked4 slave. Had you not known that I am [a] severe man, taking what I did not put, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 And why did you not give my silver to the bank? And I having come would have accomplished it with interest. 24 And to those having stood by he said: Take from the mina and give it to the [one] having ten minas. 25 And they say to him: Lord, he has ten minas. 26 I say to you that to everyone having it will be given, but from the [one] not having, even what he has will be taken. 27 Nevertheless these, my enemies having not wanted me to be king over them, lead here and slaughter them before me.

The Triumphal Entry

28 And having said these things he traveled before them, going up into Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany towards the mountains being called of Olives, he sent two of disciples saying: 30 Be departing to the opposite village, in which entering you will find [a] colt bound, upon which no one of man ever sat, and having loosed it be bringing [it]. 31 And if anyone ask5 you, Why do you loose [it]? Say thusly: Because the6 Lord has need of it. 32 So having departed those having been sent found just as he said to them. 33 And when they were loosing the colt his lord said to them: Why do you loose the colt? 34 So they said: Because the7 Lord has need of [it]. 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and when they had placed their garments upon the colt Jesus was caused to mount. 36 Now while he was proceeding they were spreading beneath in the road their own garments. 37 And while he was drawing already to the slope of the mount of olives all the rejoicing multitudes of disciples began to be praising God with [a] great voice concerning all which powers they saw, 38 saying8:
Blessed [is] the coming [one
]The king in the name of the Lord
In heaven [is] peace
And glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him: Teacher, forbid your disciples. 40 And answering he said: I say to you, if these be silent, the stones will cry out.

Jesus Weeps for Jerusalem under Judgment

41 And as he drew near, seeing the city he wept over it, 42 saying: If you [only] knew in this day the [things] towards peace—but now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For [the] days will come upon you and your enemies will cast up stakes for you and will surround you and attack you from all directions. 44 And they will dash to the ground you and your children in you, and they will not leave stone upon stone in you, for you did not know the opportune-time9 [of your] visitation10.

Cleansing the Temple

45 And having entered into the temple he began to be throwing out those selling 46 saying to them: It is written11:
And my house will be [a] house of prayer

but you have made it [a] den of robbers. 47 And he was teaching each day in the temple. But the chief-priests and the scribes and the first of the people were seeking to destroy him. 48 And they were not finding what they may do, for all the people were hanging upon him listening.

1or "lost," "ruined"

2mina = $20

3or "back to"

4PONEROS (πoνηρoς ) here. The Greek word KAKOS (κακoς ) is always translated `evil', PONEROS is usually translated as `wicked' although occasionally as `bad'; it can also mean 'diseased', 'sickly' and is thus translated where appropriate. Like KAKOS, PONEROS also means `evil', but the harm that evil does is more in view, where KAKOS is more `evil as evil'.

5EROTAO (ερωταω) "Ask", but more polite, not demanding/begging as is AITEO. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

6or "his"

7or "his"


9KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

10or "looking in on"