Jesus and Zaccheus
19 1 And having entered, he was passing through Jericho, 2 and lo, a man, by name called Zaccheus, and he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich, 3 and he was seeking to see Jesus, who he is, and was not able for the multitude, because in stature he was small, 4 and having run forward before, he went up on a sycamore, that he may see him, because through that 'way' he was about to pass by. 5 And as Jesus came up to the place, having looked up, he saw him, and said unto him, 'Zaccheus, having hastened, come down, for to-day in thy house it behoveth me to remain;' 6 and he having hastened did come down, and did receive him rejoicing; 7 and having seen 'it', they were all murmuring, saying—'With a sinful man he went in to lodge!' 8 And Zaccheus having stood, said unto the Lord, 'Lo, the half of my goods, sir, I give to the poor, and if of any one anything I did take by false accusation, I give back fourfold.' 9 And Jesus said unto him—'To-day salvation did come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.'
The Parable of the Ten Pounds
11 And while they are hearing these things, having added he spake a simile, because of his being nigh to Jerusalem, and of their thinking that the reign of God is about presently to be made manifest. 12 He said therefore, 'A certain man of birth went on to a far country, to take to himself a kingdom, and to return, 13 and having called ten servants of his own, he gave to them ten pounds, and said unto them, Do business—till I come; 14 and his citizens were hating him, and did send an embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this one to reign over us. 15 'And it came to pass, on his coming back, having taken the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he gave the money, that he might know what any one had done in business. 16 'And the first came near, saying, Sir, thy pound did gain ten pounds; 17 and he said to him, Well done, good servant, because in a very little thou didst become faithful, be having authority over ten cities. 18 'And the second came, saying, Sir, thy pound made five pounds; 19 and he said also to this one, And thou, become thou over five cities. 20 'And another came, saying, Sir, lo, thy pound, that I had lying away in a napkin; 21 for I was afraid of thee, because thou art an austere man; thou takest up what thou didst not lay down, and reapest what thou didst not sow. 22 'And he saith to him, Out of thy mouth I will judge thee, evil servant: thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow! 23 and wherefore didst thou not give my money to the bank, and I, having come, with interest might have received it? 24 'And to those standing by he said, Take from him the pound, and give to him having the ten pounds— 25 (and they said to him, Sir, he hath ten pounds)— 26 for I say to you, that to every one having shall be given, and from him not having, also what he hath shall be taken from him, 27 but those my enemies, who did not wish me to reign over them, bring hither and slay before me.'
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
28 And having said these things, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, as he came nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, unto the mount called of the Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30 having said, Go away to the village over-against, in which, entering into, ye shall find a colt bound, on which no one of men did ever sit, having loosed it, bring 'it'; 31 and if any one doth question you, Wherefore do ye loose 'it'? thus ye shall say to him—The Lord hath need of it.' 32 And those sent, having gone away, found according as he said to them, 33 and while they are loosing the colt, its owners said unto them, 'Why loose ye the colt?' 34 and they said, 'The Lord hath need of it;' 35 and they brought it unto Jesus, and having cast their garments upon the colt, they did set Jesus upon it. 36 And as he is going, they were spreading their garments in the way, 37 and as he is coming nigh now, at the descent of the mount of the Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began rejoicing to praise God with a great voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying, 'blessed 'is' he who is coming, a king in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.' 39 And certain of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, 'Teacher, rebuke thy disciples;' 40 and he answering said to them, 'I say to you, that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!'
41 And when he came nigh, having seen the city, he wept over it, 42 saying—'If thou didst know, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things for thy peace; but now they were hid from thine eyes. 43 'Because days shall come upon thee, and thine enemies shall cast around thee a rampart, and compass thee round, and press thee on every side, 44 and lay thee low, and thy children within thee, and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone, because thou didst not know the time of thy inspection.'
The Cleansing of the Temple
45 And having entered into the temple, he began to cast forth those selling in it, and those buying, 46 saying to them, 'It hath been written, My house is a house of prayer—but ye made it a den of robbers.' 47 And he was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes were seeking to destroy him—also the chiefs of the people— 48 and they were not finding what they shall do, for all the people were hanging on him, hearing him.
Jesus' Authority Questioned
20 1 And it came to pass, on one of those days, as he is teaching the people in the temple, and proclaiming good news, the chief priests and the scribes, with the elders, came upon 'him', 2 and spake unto him, saying, 'Tell us by what authority thou dost these things? or who is he that gave to thee this authority?' 3 And he answering said unto them, 'I will question you—I also—one thing, and tell me: 4 the baptism of John, from heaven was it, or from men?' 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying—'If we may say, From heaven, he will say, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him? 6 and if we may say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are having been persuaded John to be a prophet.' 7 And they answered, that they knew not whence 'it was', 8 and Jesus said to them, 'Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these things.'
The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen
9 And he began to speak unto the people this simile: 'A certain man planted a vineyard, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad for a long time, 10 and at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that from the fruit of the vineyard they may give to him, but the husbandmen having beat him, did send 'him' away empty. 11 'And he added to send another servant, and they that one also having beaten and dishonoured, did send away empty; 12 and he added to send a third, and this one also, having wounded, they did cast out. 13 'And the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my son—the beloved, perhaps having seen this one, they will do reverence; 14 and having seen him, the husbandmen reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, we may kill him, that the inheritance may become ours; 15 and having cast him outside of the vineyard, they killed 'him'; what, then, shall the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come, and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.' And having heard, they said, 'Let it not be!' 17 and he, having looked upon them, said, 'What, then, is this that hath been written: A stone that the builders rejected—this became head of a corner? 18 every one who hath fallen on that stone shall be broken, and on whom it may fall, it will crush him to pieces.'
Paying Taxes to Caesar
19 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him in that hour, and they feared the people, for they knew that against them he spake this simile.
20 And, having watched 'him', they sent forth liers in wait, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his word, to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor, 21 and they questioned him, saying, 'Teacher, we have known that thou dost say and teach rightly, and dost not accept a person, but in truth the way of God dost teach; 22 Is it lawful to us to give tribute to Caesar or not?' 23 And he, having perceived their craftiness, said unto them, 'Why me do ye tempt? 24 shew me a denary; of whom hath it an image and superscription?' and they answering said, 'Of Caesar:' 25 and he said to them, 'Give back, therefore, the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;' 26 and they were not able to take hold on his saying before the people, and having wondered at his answer, they were silent.
The Question about the Resurrection
27 And certain of the Sadducees, who are denying that there is a rising again, having come near, questioned him, 28 saying, 'Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If any one's brother may die, having a wife, and he may die childless—that his brother may take the wife, and may raise up seed to his brother. 29 'There were, then, seven brothers, and the first having taken a wife, died childless, 30 and the second took the wife, and he died childless, 31 and the third took her, and in like manner also the seven—they left not children, and they died; 32 and last of all died also the woman: 33 in the rising again, then, of which of them doth she become wife?—for the seven had her as wife.' 34 And Jesus answering said to them, 'The sons of this age do marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the rising again that is out of the dead, neither marry, nor are they given in marriage; 36 for neither are they able to die any more—for they are like messengers—and they are sons of God, being sons of the rising again. 37 'And that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the Bush, since he doth call the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; 38 and He is not a God of dead men, but of living, for all live to Him.'
The Question about David's Son
41 And he said unto them, 'How do they say the Christ to be son of David, 42 and David himself saith in the Book of Psalms, The Lord said to my lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 till I shall make thine enemies thy footstool; 44 David, then, doth call him lord, and how is he his son?'
Jesus Denounces the Scribes
45 And, all the people hearing, he said to his disciples, 46 'Take heed of the scribes, who are wishing to walk in long robes, and are loving salutations in the markets, and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in the suppers, 47 who devour the houses of the widows, and for a pretence make long prayers, these shall receive more abundant judgment.'