Jesus and Zacchaeus
1Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town.
5When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”
6Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.
8Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!”
9Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.
Parable of the Ten Servants
11The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told them a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin right away.
15“After he was crowned king, he returned and called in the servants to whom he had given the money. He wanted to find out what their profits were.
17“‘Well done!’ the king exclaimed. ‘You are a good servant. You have been faithful with the little I entrusted to you, so you will be governor of ten cities as your reward.’
18“The next servant reported, ‘Master, I invested your money and made five times the original amount.’
19“‘Well done!’ the king said. ‘You will be governor over five cities.’
20“But the third servant brought back only the original amount of money and said, ‘Master, I hid your money and kept it safe.
22“‘You wicked servant!’ the king roared. ‘Your own words condemn you. If you knew that I’m a hard man who takes what isn’t mine and harvests crops I didn’t plant,
24“Then, turning to the others standing nearby, the king ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one who has ten pounds.’
25“‘But, master,’ they said, ‘he already has ten pounds!’
26“‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.
Jesus’ Triumphant Entry
28After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples.
32So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said.
34And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.”
36As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him.
38“Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!”*19:38 Pss 118:26; 148:1.
39But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!”
40He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
41But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.
Jesus Clears the Temple
45Then Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the people selling animals for sacrifices.
47After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him.