Luke 18:15-19:48 American Standard Version

Jesus Blesses Little Children

15  And they were bringing unto him also their babes, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16  But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. 17  Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

The Rich Young Ruler

18  And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, [even] God. 20  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother. 21  And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up. 22  And when Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23  But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich. 24  And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25  For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26  And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved? 27  But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 28  And Peter said, Lo, we have left our own, and followed thee. 29  And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30  who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life.

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

31  And he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall be accomplished unto the Son of man. 32  For he shall be delivered up unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon: 33  and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. 34  And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.

A Blind Beggar Healed near Jericho

35  And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36  and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. 37  And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. 38  And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 39  And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 40  And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41  What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42  And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight; thy faith hath made thee whole. 43  And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

Jesus and Zaccheus

19 1  And he entered and was passing through Jericho. 2  And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich. 3  And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. 4  And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5  And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house. 6  And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7  And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a sinner. 8  And Zacchaeus 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. 9  And Jesus said unto him, To-day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10  For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

11  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. 12  He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13  And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade ye [herewith] till I come. 14  But his citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us. 15  And it came to pass, when he was come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, unto whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. 16  And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more. 17  And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18  And the second came, saying, Thy pound, Lord, hath made five pounds. 19  And he said unto him also, Be thou also over five cities. 20  And another came, saying, Lord, behold, [here is] thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin: 21  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. 22  He saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow; 23  then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest? 24  And he said unto them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it unto him that hath the ten pounds. 25  And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. 26  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. 27  But these mine enemies, that would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

28  And when he had thus spoken, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem. 29  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, 30  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. 31  And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say, The Lord hath need of him. 32  And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said unto them. 33  And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34  And they said, The Lord hath need of him. 35  And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus thereon. 36  And as he went, they spread their garments in the way. 37  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 works which they had seen; 38  saying, Blessed [is] the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39  And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples. 40  And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

41  And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept over it, 42  saying, If thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43  For the days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44  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.

The Cleansing of the Temple

45  And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, 46  saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers. 47  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: 48  and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.

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