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36. Saving Zaccheus

1 And He entered and was passing through 1aJericho.

2 And behold, there was a man whose name was called Zaccheus; and he was a chief 1tax collector, and he was rich.

3 And he was seeking to asee Jesus, who He was, and could not because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.

4 And he ran on ahead and climbed up in a 1asycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way.

5 And as He came to the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay in your house.

6 And he hurried and came down, and received Him, rejoicing.

7 And when they saw it, they all amurmured, saying, He has gone in to lodge with a sinful man.

8 And Zaccheus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, the 1half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the apoor, and if I have 2taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore 3four times as much.

9 And Jesus said to him, Today asalvation has come to this house, because he 1also is a son of bAbraham.

10 For the Son of Man has come to 1aseek and to save that which is blost.

37. Teaching concerning Faithfulness

11 And as they were listening to these things, He spoke 1further a parable, because He was near aJerusalem and they supposed that the bkingdom of God was to 2appear immediately.

12 He said therefore, A 1certain man of noble birth 2went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and to 3return.

13 And he called 1aten of his own slaves and gave them ten 2minas, and he said to them, Do business 3until I come.

14 But his 1acitizens hated him and sent an envoy after him, saying, 2We do not want this man to reign over us.

15 And when he came back, having received the kingdom, he commanded that those slaves to whom he had given the money should be called to him so that he might know what they had gained by doing business.

16 And the first appeared, saying, Master, your mina has gained ten minas.

17 And he said to him, Well done, good slave. Because you have become afaithful in the least, 1have authority bover ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Your mina, master, has made five minas.

19 And he said to this one as well, And you, be over 1five cities.

20 1And the other came, saying, Master, behold your mina, which I 2kept laid away in a ahandkerchief;

21 For I was afraid of you, because you are a 1harsh man: you withdraw what you did not deposit, and you reap what you did anot sow.

22 He said to him, Out of your mouth I will 1judge you, awicked slave. You knew that I am a harsh man, withdrawing what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow.

23 Why then did you not put my money 1in the bank, and when I came, I would have collected it with interest?

24 And to those standing by he said, Take the mina away from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.

25 And they said to him, Master, he has ten minas.

26 I tell you that to everyone who ahas, more shall be given, but from him who does not have, even that which he has shall be taken away.

27 However, these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and 1aslay them before me.

IV. The Man-Savior's Presentation
of Himself to Death for Redemption

A. Entering into Jerusalem Triumphantly

28 And having said these things, He went on before them, 1going up to aJerusalem.

29 1And as He drew near to aBethphage and bBethany, near the cmount which is called Olivet, He dsent two of the disciples,

30 Saying, Go into the village opposite you, in which, as you are entering, you will find a colt tied, on which ano man has ever yet sat; untie it and lead it here.

31 And if anyone asks you, Why are you untying it? thus shall you say, Because the Lord has need of it.

32 And those who were sent went away and afound it even as He had told them.

33 And as they were untying the acolt, its masters said to them, Why are you untying the colt?

34 And they said, Because the Lord has need of it.

35 And they brought it to Jesus. And when they had thrown their garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it.

36 And as He went, they 1spread their own agarments in the road.

37 And as He was already drawing near to the descent of the Mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and apraise God with a loud voice for all the works of power which they had bseen,

38 Saying, Blessed is the aKing who comes in the bname of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the chighest!

39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd asaid to Him, Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.

40 And He answered and said, I tell you, If these shall be silent, the astones will cry out.

B. Lamenting over Jerusalem

41 And as He drew near, He saw the city and awept over it,

42 Saying, If you knew in this day, even you, the athings that are for your 1peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.

43 For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a arampart before you, and will bencircle you, and will press you in on every side,

44 And they will 1level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave a astone upon a stone in you, because you did not know the time of your 2bvisitation.

C. Cleansing the Temple and Teaching in It

45 And He aentered into the temple and began to cast out those who were selling,

46 Saying to them, It is written, "And My ahouse shall be a house of prayer,'' but you have made it a den of brobbers.

47 And He ataught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the leaders of the people sought to bdestroy Him;

48 Yet they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging upon Him, listening.