Jesus Comes to Zacchaeus’ House
Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a
chief tax collector, and he was rich.
3 And he
sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of
the crowd, for he was of short stature.
4 So he
ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see
Him, for He was going to pass that way.
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.”
6 So he
made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
when they saw it, they all complained, saying,
“He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”
Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I
give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken
anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this
house, because he also is a son of Abraham;
the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which
The Parable of the Minas
Now as they heard these things, He spoke another
parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they
thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far
country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
13 So he
called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas,
and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’
his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him,
saying, ‘We will not have this man to reign over
so it was that when he returned, having received the
kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he
had given the money, to be called to him, that he might
know how much every man had gained by trading.
came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned
ten minas.’ 17
And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant;
because you were faithful in a very little, have
authority over ten cities.’
the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned
five minas.’ 19
Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’
another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which
I have kept put away in a handkerchief.
21 For I
feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect
what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not
And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge
you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an
austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and
reaping what I did not sow.
then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my
coming I might have collected it with interest?’
he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him,
and give it to him who has ten minas.’
they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’)
26 ‘For I
say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and
from him who does not have, even what he has will be
taken away from him.
bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to
reign over them, and slay them before me.’”
The Triumphal Entry
When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to
And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage
and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that
He sent two of His disciples,
saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where
as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one
has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.
31 And if
anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus
you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of
those who were sent went their way and found it
just as He had said to them.
33 But as
they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to
them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”
they said, “The Lord has need of him.”
they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own
clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.
36 And as
He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
as He was now drawing near 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 they had seen,
“‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd,
“Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
40 But He
answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these
should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it,
saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this
your day, the things that make for your
peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
days will come upon you when your enemies will build an
embankment around you, surround you and close you in on
every side, 44
and level you, and your children within you, to the
ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon
another, because you did not know the time of your
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Then He went into the temple and began to drive out
those who bought and sold in it,
to them, “It is written, ‘My house is
a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den
47 And He
was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests,
the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to
destroy Him, 48
and were unable to do anything; for all the people were
very attentive to hear Him.