19:1 And he entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And behold, a man named Zacchaeus, and he was chief publican, and was rich;
3 and he sought to see Jesus, who he was, and could not from the multitude, for in stature he was small.
4 And running before, he went up into a sycamore, that he might see him, for he was about to pass that way.
5 And when he came to the place, Jesus looked up and said to him: Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must abide to-day at thy house.
6 And he hastened and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And seeing it, they all murmured, saying: He has gone in to be guest with a sinful man.
8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord: Behold, the half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor; and if from any one I have taken any thing by false accusation, I repay fourfold.
9 And Jesus said to him: This day has salvation come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
10 for the Son of man has come to seek and save the lost.
11 And as they heard these things he also spoke a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear.
12 He said, therefore: A nobleman went into a distant country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and return.
13 And he called his ten servants and gave to them ten pounds, and said to them: Engage in trade till I come.
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying: We are not willing that this man shall reign over us.
15 And it came to pass when he had returned, having received the kingdom, he also ordered that those servants to whom he had given the money should be called to him, that he might know what each had gained by trading.
16 And the first came to him, saying: Lord, thy pound has gained ten pounds.
17 And he said to him: Well done, good servant; because, thou hast been faithful in very little, have authority over ten cities.
18 And the second came, saying: Thy pound, lord, has made five pounds.
19 And he said also to him: Be thou also over five cities.
20 And the other came, saying: Lord, behold thy pound, which I have had laid away in a napkin;
21 for I feared thee, because thou art a hard man: thou takest up what thou didst not deposit, and reapest what thou didst not sow.
22 He says to him: Out of thy own mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant. Thou knowest that I am a hard man, taking up what I did not deposit, and reaping what I did not sow.
23 And why gavest thou not my money to the bank? and I on coming could have collected my own with interest.
24 And he said to those that stood by: Take from him the pound and give to him that has the ten pounds.
25 And they said to him: Lord, he has ten pounds.
26 I say to you: To every one that has shall be given, but from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away.
27 But these my enemies, that were not willing that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay them before me.
28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
29 And it came to pass when he came near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,
30 saying: Go into the village opposite, in which, on entering, you shall find a colt tied, on which no one of men ever sat: loose and bring him.
31 And if any one ask you: Why loose him? say thus; that the Lord has need of him.
32 And those that were sent went and found as he had said to them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them: Why loose the colt?
34 and they said: Because the Lord has need of him.
35 And they brought him to Jesus, and having thrown their mantles upon the colt, they set Jesus upon him.
36 And as he went they spread their mantles in the road.
37 But as he was drawing near now to the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began joyfully to praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty deeds which they had seen,
38 saying: Blessed be the King in the name of the Lord: in heaven peace, and glory in the highest.
39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him: Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.
40 And he answered and said: I say to you, that if these should be silent, the stones would cry out.
41 And when he drew near, beholding the city, he wept over it,
42 saying: If thou hadst known, even thou, even in this thy day, the things for thy peace; but now they are hid from thy eyes.
43 For days will come upon thee, and thy enemies shall cast up a mound about thee; and encircle thee round about, and shut thee up on every side;
44 and level thee with the ground and thy children within thee; and will not leave within thee a stone upon a stone, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
45 And entering into the temple he began to cast out those that sold,
46 saying to them: It is written: And my house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers.
47 And he was teaching daily in the temple; and the chief priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people sought to destroy him,
48 and found not what they could do; for all the people hung listening upon him.