Luke 19-20 American Standard Version

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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.

Jesus' Authority Questioned

20 1  And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders; 2  and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3  And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me: 4  The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? 5  And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him? 6  But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. 7  And they answered, that they knew not whence [it was]. 8  And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen

9  And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time. 10  And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 11  And he sent yet another servant: and him also they beat, and handled him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12  And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast him forth. 13  And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him. 14  But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned one with another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. 15  And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 16  He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. 17  But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner? 18  Every one that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19  And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this parable against them.

20  And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor. 21  And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person [of any], but of a truth teachest the way of God: 22  Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 23  But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, 24  Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they said, Caesar's. 25  And he said unto them, Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. 26  And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

The Question about the Resurrection

27  And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection; 28  and they asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, that if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he be childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 29  There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless; 30  and the second: 31  and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died. 32  Afterward the woman also died. 33  In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had her to wife. 34  And Jesus said unto them, The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35  but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36  for neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37  But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in [the place concerning] the Bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38  Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

39  And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said. 40  For they durst not any more ask him any question.

The Question about David's Son

41  And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David's son? 42  For David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43  Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 44  David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son?

Jesus Denounces the Scribes

45  And in the hearing of all the people he said unto his disciples, 46  Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts; 47  who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.

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