1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.2A man named Zacchaeus lived there. He was a chief tax collector and was very rich.3Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was. But he was a short man. He could not see Jesus because of the crowd.4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore‑fig tree. He wanted to see Jesus, who was coming that way.5Jesus reached the spot where Zacchaeus was. He looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay at your house today.”6So Zacchaeus came down at once and welcomed him gladly.7All the people saw this. They began to whisper among themselves. They said, “Jesus has gone to be the guest of a ‘sinner.’ ”8But Zacchaeus stood up. He said, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of what I own to those who are poor. And if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay it back. I will pay back four times the amount I took.”9Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to your house. You are a member of Abraham's family line.10The Son of Man came to look for the lost and save them.”
The Story of Three Servants
11While the people were listening to these things, Jesus told them a story. He was near Jerusalem. The people thought that God's kingdom was going to appear right away.12Jesus said, “A man from an important family went to a country far away. He went there to be made king and then return home.13So he sent for ten of his servants. He gave them each about three months’ pay. ‘Put this money to work until I come back,’ he said.14“But those he ruled over hated him. They sent some messengers after him. They were sent to say, ‘We don't want this man to be our king.’15“But he was made king and returned home. Then he sent for the servants he had given the money to. He wanted to find out what they had earned with it.16“The first one came to him. He said, ‘Sir, your money has earned ten times as much.’17“ ‘You have done well, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘You have been faithful in a very small matter. So I will put you in charge of ten towns.’18“The second servant came to his master. He said, ‘Sir, your money has earned five times as much.’19“His master answered, ‘I will put you in charge of five towns.’20“Then another servant came. He said, ‘Sir, here is your money. I have kept it hidden in a piece of cloth.21I was afraid of you. You are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in. You harvest what you did not plant.’22“His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you evil servant! So you knew that I am a hard man? You knew that I take out what I did not put in? You knew that I harvest what I did not plant?23Then why didn't you put my money in the bank? When I came back, I could have collected it with interest.’24“Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his money away from him. Give it to the one who has ten times as much.’25“ ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten times as much!’26“He replied, ‘I tell you that everyone who has will be given more. But here is what will happen to anyone who has nothing. Even what he has will be taken away from him.27And what about my enemies who did not want me to be king over them? Bring them here! Kill them in front of me!’ ”
Jesus Enters Jerusalem
28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead. He was going up to Jerusalem.29He approached Bethphage and Bethany. The hill there was called the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent out two of his disciples. He said to them,30“Go to the village ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a donkey's colt tied up. No one has ever ridden it. Untie it and bring it here.31Someone may ask you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ If so, say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ”32Those who were sent ahead went and found the young donkey. It was there just as Jesus had told them.33They were untying the colt when its owners came. The owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”34They replied, “The Lord needs it.”35Then the disciples brought the colt to Jesus. They threw their coats on the young donkey and put Jesus on it.36As he went along, people spread their coats on the road.37Jesus came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives. There the whole crowd of disciples began to praise God with joy. In loud voices they praised him for all the miracles they had seen. They shouted,38“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “May there be peace and glory in the highest heaven!” (Ps 118:26)39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd spoke to Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “tell your disciples to stop!”40“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”41He approached Jerusalem. When he saw the city, he began to sob.42He said, “I wish you had known today what would bring you peace! But now it is hidden from your eyes.43“The days will come when your enemies will arrive. They will build a wall of dirt up against your city. They will surround you and close you in on every side.44You didn't recognize the time when God came to you. So your enemies will smash you to the ground. They will destroy you and all the people inside your walls. They will not leave one stone on top of another.”
Jesus Clears Out the Temple
45Then Jesus entered the temple area. He began chasing out those who were selling there.46He told them, “It is written that the Lord said, ‘My house will be a house where people can pray.’ But you have made it a ‘den for robbers.’ ” (Isa 56:7; Jer 7:11)47Every day Jesus was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests and the teachers of the law were trying to kill him. So were the leaders among the people.48But they couldn't find any way to do it. All the people were paying close attention to his words.
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Jesus and Zacchaeus
1He entered Jericho and was passing through. (Mt 20:29; Mr 10:46; Lu 18:35)2And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.3And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. (Joh 12:21)4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. (1Ki 10:27; 1Ch 27:28; Ps 78:47; Isa 9:10)5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” (Lu 13:33)6So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. (Lu 10:38)7And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” (Lu 15:2)8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” (Ex 22:1; 2Sa 12:6; Lu 3:14; Lu 18:22)9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. (Joh 8:33; Ro 4:11; Ro 4:16; Ga 3:7)10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Eze 34:11; Eze 34:16; Mt 9:13; Mt 10:6; Mt 15:24; Mt 18:12; Lu 15:4)
The Parable of the Ten Minas
11As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. (Lu 17:20; Ac 1:6)12He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. (Mt 25:14; Mr 13:34)13Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ (Mt 25:1; Joh 21:22)14But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ (Joh 1:14)15When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business.16The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’17And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ (Mt 24:47; Lu 16:10; 1Co 4:2; 1Ti 3:13)18And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’19And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’20Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief; (Joh 11:44; Joh 20:7; Ac 19:12)21for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ (1Sa 25:3; 2Co 8:12)22He said to him, ‘I will condemn you with your own words, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? (2Sa 1:16; Job 9:20; Job 15:6; Mt 18:32; Lu 19:21)23Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’24And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’25And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’26‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (Mt 13:12; Lu 12:48)27But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’” (1Sa 15:33; Mt 22:7; Lu 19:14; Lu 20:16)
The Triumphal Entry
28And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. (Mr 10:32; Lu 9:51; Lu 10:30)29When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, (Zec 9:9; Zec 14:4; Mt 21:1; Mt 21:17; Mt 24:3; Mt 26:30; Mr 11:1; Mr 14:13; Lu 24:50; Joh 8:1; Joh 11:18; Joh 12:12; Ac 1:12)30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. (Lu 23:53)31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’”32So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. (Lu 22:13)33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. (2Ki 9:13)37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, (Lu 18:43; Joh 12:17)38saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Ps 118:26; Ps 148:1; Mt 25:34; Lu 2:14; Lu 13:35; Joh 1:49)39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” (Mt 21:15)40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (Hab 2:11)
45And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, (Mt 21:12; Mr 11:15; Joh 2:14)46saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.” (Isa 56:7; Jer 7:11)47And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, (Mt 21:46; Mt 26:55; Lu 20:1)48but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.