Luke 19

Etheridge(i) 1 And as Jeshu entered and passed through Jirichu, 2 there was a certain man whose name was Zakai; he was rich and chief of the publicans:[Rab Mokasee.] 3 and he wished [Willed.] to see Jeshu, who he was, and could not for the crowd, because in his stature Zakai was small. 4 And he ran before Jeshu, and ascended a wild fig-tree [Titha phakihta, the ficus silvestris.] to see him, because so he was about to pass. 5 And when Jeshu came to that place, he saw him, and said to him, Be in haste, descend, Zakai; for to-day I must be at thy house. 6 And he was in haste, and descended, and received him rejoicing. 7 But when they all saw (this), they murmured, and said that with a man a sinner he hath gone in to abide. 8 But Zakai stood, and said to Jeshu, Behold, my Lord, the dividing of my wealth give I to the poor; and to every man, whatever I have wrongfully taken, fourfold I restore. 9 Jeshu saith to him, To-day is there salvation to this house, because this (man) also (is a) son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man came to save that which was lost. 11 And when they had heard these things, he added to speak a parable; because he had drawn nigh to Urishlem, and they expected that in that hour would be revealed the kingdom of Aloha. 12 And he said, A certain man of a noble house [Bar tuhma raba, "A son of a great family.''] went into a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and gave to them ten minin,* and said to them, Trade till I come. [* The mani (Heb. maneh) is said to have been equal to sixty shekels, or nine pounds English.] 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent messengers after him, saying, We are not willing that this should reign over us. 15 And having received the kingdom and returned, he spake to call to him those servants to whom he had given the silver, that he might know how every one of them had traded. 16 And the first came and said, My lord, thy mani ten minin hath gained. 17 He saith to him, Well, good servant: because in a little thou art found faithful, thou shalt have rule over ten towns. 18 And the second came and said, My lord, thy mani five minin hath made. 19 He saith also to this, Thou also shalt have rule over five towns. 20 And the other came and said, My lord, behold thy mani which I have had with me, laid up in a napkin. 21 For I feared thee, because thou art a hard man, taking up what thou hadst not laid down, and reaping what thou sowedst not. 22 He said to him, From thy own mouth I will judge thee, evil servant: thou didst know that I was a hard man, taking up what I had not laid down, and reaping what I sowed not: 23 why (then) gavest thou not my silver upon the table, that when I came I might require it with its increase? 24 And to those who stood before him he said, Take from him the mani, and give to him who hath the ten minin. 25 They say to him, Our lord, he hath ten minin. 26 He saith to them, I tell you, that to every one who hath (it) shall be given; and from him who hath not, that also which he hath shall be taken. 27 But those adversaries who would not that I should reign over them, bring them, and slay them before me. 28 AND when Jeshu had said these things, he went forward to go to Urishlem. 29 And when he came to Bethphage and Beth-ania, at the mount that is called the Place of Olives, he sent two from his disciples, 30 and said to them, Go to the village over against us; and as you enter, behold, you will find a colt tied, whereon no man hath ridden: loose and bring him. 31 And if any man demand why you loose him, thus say: It is requested by our Lord. 32 And they who were sent went and found as he had told them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners of him said to them, Why loose you the colt? 34 And they said to them, Because by our Lord it is requested. 35 And they brought him to Jeshu; and they cast upon the colt their garments, and Jeshu rode upon him. 36 And as they went, they spread their clothes in the way. 37 And when he had come nigh to the declivity of the Mount of Olives, the whole assembly of the disciples began to rejoice, and praise Aloha with a high voice, for all the mighty acts which they had seen: 38 and they said, Blessed be the King who cometh in the name of the Lord! Peace in the heavens, and glory in the highest! 39 But some of the Pharishee from among the multitudes say to him, Rabi, rebuke thy disciples. 40 He saith to them, I tell you, if these should be silent, the stones would cry out. 41 AND when he approached, and saw the city, he wept over her, 42 saying, If thou hadst known these things which are for thy peace, and in this thy day! But now they are hidden from thine eyes. 43 But the days will come to thee when thine enemies shall encompass thee and straiten thee on every side, 44 and they shall overthrow thee, and thy children within thee, and not leave in thee one stone upon another,[A stone upon stone.] because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. 45 And as he went into the temple, he began to cast out those who bought in it and sold, 46 and said to them, It is written that my house is the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves. 47 And he taught every day in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people sought to destroy him, 48 but could not find what they might do to him; for all the people hung upon him to hear him.