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   The Gospel According to Luke.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
[1]    AND he entered and was passing through Jericho. And behold, a man called by name Zacchæus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich.
[2]  And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature.
[3]  And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
[4]  And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchæus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.
[5]  And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
[6]  And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a sinner.
[7]  And Zacchæus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught of any man, I restore fourfold.
[8]  And Jesus said unto him, To-day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
[9]  For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
[10]    And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was immediately to appear.
[11]  He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
[12]  And he called ten servants 1 of his, and gave them ten pounds, 2 and said unto them, Trade ye herewith till I come.
[13]  But his citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us.
[14]  And it came to pass, when he was come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, 3 unto whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading.
[15]  And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more.
[16]  And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: 4 because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
[17]  And the second came, saying, Thy pound, Lord, hath made five pounds. And he said unto him also, Be thou also over five cities.
[18]  And another 5 came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin:
[19]  for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou layedst not down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow.
[20]  He saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. 6 Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow;
[21]  then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I 7 at my coming should have required it with interest?
[22]  And he said unto them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it unto him that hath the ten pounds.
[23]  And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.
[24]  I say unto you, that unto every one that hath shall be given; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away from him.
[25]  But these mine enemies, that would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
[26]    And when he had thus spoken, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.
[27]    And it came to pass, when he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
[28]  saying, Go your way into the village over against you; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him.
[29]  And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say, The Lord hath need of him.
[30]  And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said unto them.
[31]  And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
[32]  And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
[33]  And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus thereon.
[34]  And as he went, they spread their garments in the way.
[35]  And as he was now drawing nigh, even at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty 8 works which they had seen;
[36]  saying, Blessed is the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
[37]  And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.
[38]  And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.
[39]    And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept over it,
[40]  saying, If 9 thou hadst known in this 10 day, even thou, the things which belong unto peace! 11 but now they are hid from thine eyes.
[41]  For the days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a bank 12 about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
[42]  and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
[43]    And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold,
[44]  saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.
[45]    And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him:
[46]  and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.
Note 1. Gr. bondservants. [back]
Note 2. Mina, here translated a pound, is equal to one hundred drachmas. See ch. 15. 8. [back]
Note 3. Gr. bondservants. [back]
Note 4. Gr. bondservants. [back]
Note 5. Gr. the other. [back]
Note 6. Gr. bondservants. [back]
Note 7. Or, I should have gone and required. [back]
Note 8. Gr. powers. [back]
Note 9. Or, O that thou hadst known. [back]
Note 10. Some ancient authorities read this thy day. [back]
Note 11. Some ancient authorities read thy peace. [back]
Note 12. Gr. palisade. [back]


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