BLB(i) 1 And having entered, He was passing through Jericho. 2 And behold, a man by name called Zacchaeus, and he was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see Jesus, who He is. And he was not able because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4 And having run to the front, he went up into a sycamore-fig tree, so that he might see Him; for He was about to pass that way. 5 And as He came to the place, Jesus having looked up, said to him, “Zacchaeus, having hurried, come down, for it behooves Me to stay in your house today.” 6 And having hurried, he came down and received Him, rejoicing. 7 And having seen it, all were grumbling, saying, “He has entered to stay with a sinful man.” 8 And Zacchaeus having stood, said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anything of anyone, I restore it fourfold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that having been lost.” 11 While they were hearing these things, having proceeded, He spoke a parable because of His being near Jerusalem and of their thinking that the kingdom of God is about to appear immediately. 12 Therefore He said, “A certain man of noble birth proceeded to a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13 And having called ten of his servants, he gave to them ten minas and said to them, ‘Do business until that I come back.’ 14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We are not willing for this man to reign over us.’ 15 And it came to pass, on his returning, having received the kingdom, that he directed these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, in order that he might know what each had gained by trading. 16 And the first came up, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has produced ten more minas.’ 17 And He said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you were faithful in very little, you are to be having authority over ten cities.’ 18 And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19 And he said to this one also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20 And another came, saying, ‘Lord, behold your mina, which I kept lying away in a handkerchief. 21 For I was afraid of you, because you are a harsh man. You take up what you did not lay down, and you reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He says to him, ‘Out of your mouth I will judge you, evil servant. You knew that I am a harsh 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, and I having come, might have collected it with interest?’ 24 And to those standing by he said, ‘Take from him the mina, and give it to the one having the ten minas.’ 25 And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas!’ 26 ‘I say to you that to everyone having will be given, but from the one not having, even that which he has will be taken away. 27 Furthermore, these enemies of mine, those not having been willing for me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.’” 28 And having said these things He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass as He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, toward the mount called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead, in which entering you will find a colt having been tied, on which no one of men has ever yet sat; and having untied it, bring it. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why do you untie it?’ thus will you say, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” 32 And having departed, those having been sent found it as He had said to them. 33 And on their untying the colt, its masters said to them, “Why do you untie the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they led it to Jesus, and having cast their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it. 36 And as He is going, they were spreading their garments on the road. 37 And as He is drawing near, already at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples rejoicing, began to praise God in a loud voice for all the mighty works which 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!” 39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 And answering He said, “I say to you that if these will be silent, the stones will cry out.” 41 And as He drew near, having seen the city, He wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you that your enemies will cast around you a barricade, and will surround you and will hem you in on every side. 44 And they will level you to the ground, and your children within you, and will not leave a stone upon a stone within you, because you did not know the season of your visitation.” 45 And having entered into the temple, He began to cast out those selling, 46 saying to them, “It has been written: ‘And My house will be a house of prayer.’ But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” 47 And He was teaching every day in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the foremost of the people were seeking to destroy Him. 48 And they did not find what they might do; for all the people are listening, hanging on His words.