Lucas 19

1 And having entered he passed through the Jericho.

2 And lo, a man for a name being called Zaccheus; and he was a chief tax–gatherer, and this was rich.

3 And he sought to see the Jesus, who he is; and not was able on account of the crowd, for the stature little was.

4 And running before, he went up on a sycamore, that he might see him; for that he was about to pass by.

5 And as he came to the place, having looked the Jesus saw him, and said to him: O Zaccheus, having hastened descend thou; to–day for in the house of thee must me to abide.

6 And having hastened he came down, and he received him rejoicing.

7 And seeing all murmured, saying: That with a sinner a man he went in to lodge.

8 Standing up but Zaccheus said to the Lord: Lo, the half of the possessions of me, O lord, I give to the poor; and if of any one any thing I extorted I give back fourfold.

9 Said and to him the Jesus: That to–day salvation to the house this has come; since also he a son of Abraham is;

10 came for the son of the man to seek and to save that having been lost.

11 Hearing and of them these things proceeding he spoke a parable, because the near him to be Jerusalem, and to think them, that immediately is about the kingdom of the God to appear.

12 He said therefore: A man certain well–born went into a country distant, to receive for himself royal dignity, and to return.

13 Having called and ten slaves of himself, he gave to them ten minas, and he said to them: Do you business till I come.

14 The but citizens of him hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying: Not we are willing this to reign over us.

15 And it happened in the to return him having received the royal dignity, and ordered to be called to himself the slave those, to whom he gave the silver; that he might know, what each had gained by trading.

16 Came and the first, saying: O lord, the mina of thee has gained ten minas.

17 And he said to him: Well, O good slave; because in least faithful thou hast been, be thou authority having over ten cities.

18 And came the second, saying: O lord, the mina of thee has made five minas.

19 He said and also to this: Also thou be over five cities.

20 And another came saying: O lord, lo the mina of thee, which I had being laid up in a napkin.

21 I feared for thee, because a man harsh thou art; thou takest up, what not thou didst lay down, and thou reapest, what not thou didst sow.

22 He says and to him: Out of the mouth of thee I will judge thee, O evil slave; thou knowest, that I a man harsh am, taking up what not I laid down, and reaping what not I sowed.

23 And why not thou gavest the silver of me on the table, and I coming with interest might have exacted it?

24 And to those having stood by he said: Take you from him the mina, and give you to the the ten minas having.

25 (and they said to him: O lord, he has ten minas.)

26 I say for to you that to every one the having will be given; from but of the not having, even what he has, will be taken from him.

27 But the enemies of me those, the not willing me to reign over them, bring you hither and slay in presence of me.

28 And having said these, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.

29 And it happened as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, to the mountain the being called of olive–trees, he sent two of the disciples of himself,

30 saying: Go you into the over–against village; in which entering you will find a colt having tied, on which no one ever of men sat; having loosed him bring you.

31 And if any one you may ask: Why do you loose? thus say you to him: That the lord of him need has.

32 Having gone and those having been sent found, as he said to them.

33 Loosing and of them the colt, said the lords of him to them: Why loose you the colt.

34 They and said: The lord of him need has.

35 And they led him to the Jesus; and having thrown of themselves the mantles on the colt, they set on the Jesus.

36 Going and of him, they spread under the mantles of them in the way.

37 Drawing near and of him now to the descent of the mountain of the olive–trees, began all the multitude of the disciples rejoicing to praise the God with a voice loud for all which they saw mighty works,

38 saying: Worthy of blessing the coming king in name of Lord; peace in heaven, and glory in highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him: O teacher, rebuke the disciples of thee.

40 And answering he said to them: I say to you, that if these should be silent, the stones will cry out.

41 And as he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over her, saying:

42 That if thou hadst known even thou, at last in the day of thee this, the things to peace of thee; now but it is hidden from eyes of thee.

43 For will come days on this, and will throw around the enemies of thee a rampart to thee, and will surround thee, and will press thee on every side;

44 and will level with the ground thee, and the children of thee in thee, and not they will leave in thee a stone on a stone; because of which not thou knowest the season of the visitation of thee.

45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out those selling in it and buying,

46 saying to them: It is written: The house of me a house of prayer is; you but it made a den of robbers.

47 And he was teaching the every–day in the temple; the and high–priests and the scribes sought him to destroy, and the chief ones of the people.

48 And not finding that what they might do; the people for all were very attentive him hearing.