Call to Repent

13 Now on that very occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood (A)Pilate had [a]mixed with their sacrifices. And Jesus responded and said to them, (B)Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans just because they have suffered this fate? No, I tell you, but unless you [b]repent, you will all likewise perish. Or do you think that those eighteen on whom the tower in (C)Siloam fell and killed them were worse [c](D)offenders than all the other people who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

And He began telling this parable: “A man had (E)a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Look! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree [d]without finding any. (F)Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, leave it alone for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”

Healing on the Sabbath

10 Now Jesus was (G)teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And [e]there was a woman who for eighteen years had had (H)a [f]sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent over double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13 And He (I)laid His hands on her; and immediately she stood up straight again, and began (J)glorifying God. 14 But (K)the synagogue leader, indignant because Jesus (L)had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “(M)There are six days during which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 But (N)the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites, (O)does each of you on the Sabbath not untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it away to water it? 16 And this woman, (P)a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom (Q)Satan has bound for [g]eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this restraint on the Sabbath day?” 17 And as He said this, all His opponents were being [h]humiliated; and (R)the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.

Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven

18 So (S)He was saying, (T)What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and (U)the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”

20 And again He said, (V)To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 (W)It is like [i]leaven, which a woman took and hid in (X)three [j]sata of flour until it was all leavened.”

Teaching in the Villages

22 And He was passing through one city and village after another, teaching, and (Y)proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, 24 (Z)Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 Once the head of the house gets up and (AA)shuts the door, and you begin standing outside and knocking on the door, saying, ‘(AB)Lord, open up to us!’ and He then will answer and say to you, ‘(AC)I do not know where you are from.’ 26 Then you will (AD)begin saying, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets!’ 27 And yet He will [k]say, ‘(AE)I do not know where you are from; (AF)leave Me, all you [l]evildoers.’ 28 (AG)In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out. 29 And they (AH)will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, (AI)some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

31 At that very time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away and leave this place, because (AJ)Herod wants to kill You.” 32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that [m]fox, ‘Behold, I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I [n](AK)reach My goal.’ 33 Nevertheless (AL)I must go on My journey today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a (AM)prophet would perish outside Jerusalem. 34 (AN)Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, (AO)just as a hen gathers her [o]young under her wings, and you were unwilling! 35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until you say, ‘(AP)Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

14 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the [p]leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, (AQ)they were watching Him [q]closely. And [r]there in front of Him was a man suffering from [s]edema. And Jesus responded and said to the [t](AR)lawyers and [u]Pharisees, (AS)Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away. And He said to them, [v](AT)Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” (AU)And they could offer no reply to this.

Parable of the Guests

Now He began telling a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how (AV)they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them, “Whenever you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, (AW)do not [w]take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, and the one who invited you [x]both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then (AX)in disgrace you will proceed to occupy the last place. 10 But whenever you are invited, go and [y]take the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, (AY)move up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are [z]dining at the table with you. 11 (AZ)For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

12 Now He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “Whenever you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor wealthy neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you to a meal in return, and that will be your [aa]repayment. 13 But whenever you give a [ab]banquet, invite people who are poor, who have disabilities, who are limping, and people who are blind; 14 and you will be blessed, since they [ac]do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at (BA)the resurrection of the righteous.”

15 Now when one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “(BB)Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

Parable of the Dinner

16 But He said to him, (BC)A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; 17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is ready now.’ 18 And yet they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I purchased a field and I need to go out to look at it; [ad]please consider me excused.’ 19 And another one said, ‘I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; [ae]please consider me excused.’ 20 And another one said, ‘(BD)I took a woman as my wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’ 21 And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here those who are poor, those with disabilities, those who are blind, and those who are limping.’ 22 And later the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the roads and the hedges and press upon them to come in, so that my house will be filled. 24 For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my dinner.’”

Discipleship Tested

25 Now [af]large crowds were going along with Him, and He turned and said to them, 26 (BE)If anyone comes to Me and does not [ag]hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not (BF)carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who are watching it will begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build, and was not able to finish!’ 31 Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and (BG)consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to face the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 Otherwise, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and requests terms of peace. 33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who (BH)does not [ah]give up all his own possessions.

34 “Therefore, salt is good; but (BI)if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be [ai]seasoned? 35 It is useless either for the soil or the manure pile, so it is thrown out. (BJ)The one who has ears to hear, [aj]let him hear.”

The Lost Sheep

15 Now all the (BK)tax collectors and [ak]sinners were coming near [al]Jesus to listen to Him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to complain, saying, “This man receives sinners and (BL)eats with them.”

And so He told them this parable, saying, (BM)What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the other ninety-nine in the [am]open pasture and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he puts it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.

The Lost Coin

“Or what woman, if she has ten [an]silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found the coin which I had lost!’ 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is joy (BN)in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Prodigal Son

11 And He said, “A man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me (BO)the share of the estate that [ao]is coming to me.’ And so he divided his [ap](BP)wealth between them. 13 And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his estate in [aq]wild living. 14 Now when he had [ar]spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began doing without. 15 So he went and [as]hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he longed to have his fill of the carob pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving him anything. 17 But when he came to [at]his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired laborers have more than enough bread, but I am dying here [au]from hunger! 18 I will set out and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and [av]in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired laborers.”’ 20 So he set out and came to [aw]his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and [ax](BQ)embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and [ay]in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out (BR)the best robe and put it on him, and [az](BS)put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, slaughter it, and let’s eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was (BT)dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him. 29 But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never [ba]neglected a command of yours; and yet you never gave me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; 30 but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your [bb](BU)wealth with prostitutes, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you [bc]have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was (BV)dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’”

The Unrighteous Manager

16 Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was [bd]reported to him as (BW)squandering his possessions. And he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What am I to do, since my [be]master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to [bf]dig; I am ashamed to beg. I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.’ And he summoned each one of his [bg]master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ And he said, ‘A hundred [bh]jugs of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred [bi]kors of wheat.’ He *said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ And his [bj]master complimented the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of (BX)this age are more shrewd in relation to their own [bk]kind than the (BY)sons of light. And I say to you, (BZ)make friends for yourselves by means of the [bl](CA)wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it [bm]is all gone, (CB)they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.

10 (CC)The one who is faithful in a very little thing is also faithful in much; and the one who is unrighteous in a very little thing is also unrighteous in much. 11 Therefore if you have not [bn]been faithful in the use of unrighteous [bo](CD)wealth, who will entrust the true wealth to you? 12 And if you have not [bp]been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 (CE)No [bq]servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [br](CF)wealth.”

14 Now the Pharisees, who were (CG)lovers of money, were listening to all these things and (CH)were [bs]ridiculing Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are the ones who (CI)justify yourselves in the sight of people, but (CJ)God knows your hearts; because that which is highly esteemed among people is detestable in the sight of God.

16 (CK)The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John came; since that time (CL)the gospel of the kingdom of God [bt]has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. 17 (CM)But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one [bu]stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.

18 (CN)Everyone who [bv]divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is [bw]divorced from a husband commits adultery.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, enjoying himself in splendor every day. 20 And a poor man named Lazarus (CO)was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21 and longing to be fed from the scraps which fell from the rich man’s table; not only that, the dogs also were coming and licking his sores. 22 Now it happened that the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to [bx](CP)Abraham’s arms; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 And in (CQ)Hades he raised his eyes, being in torment, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his [by]arms. 24 And he cried out and said, ‘(CR)Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in (CS)this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that (CT)during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 And [bz]besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set, so that those who want to go over from here to you will not be able, nor will any people cross over from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I request of you, father, that you send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—in order that he may (CU)warn them, so that they will not come to this place of torment as well.’ 29 But Abraham *said, ‘They have [ca](CV)Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 But he said, ‘No, (CW)father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”


17 Now He said to His disciples, (CX)It is inevitable that [cb]stumbling blocks come, but woe to one through whom they come! (CY)It is better for him if a millstone is hung around his neck and he [cc]is thrown into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to [cd]sin. [ce]Be on your guard! (CZ)If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you (DA)seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

(DB)The apostles said to (DC)the Lord, “Increase our faith!” But (DD)the Lord said, “If you [cf]had faith [cg]the size of (DE)a mustard seed, you could say to this (DF)mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would [ch]obey you.

“Now which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him after he comes in from the field, ‘Come immediately and recline at the table to eat’? On the contrary, will he not say to him, ‘(DG)Prepare something for me to eat, and properly [ci]clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and [cj]afterward you [ck]may eat and drink’? He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he? 10 So you too, when you do all the things which were commanded you, say, ‘We are [cl]unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.’”

Ten Men with Leprosy Healed

11 While He was (DH)on the way to Jerusalem, (DI)He was passing [cm]between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as He entered a village, ten men with leprosy who (DJ)stood at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, (DK)Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When He saw them, He said to them, (DL)Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were going, they were cleansed. 15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, (DM)glorifying God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a (DN)Samaritan. 17 But Jesus responded and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine—where are they? 18 [cn]Was no one found who returned to (DO)give glory to God, except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; (DP)your faith has [co]made you well.”

Second Coming Foretold

20 Now He was questioned by the Pharisees (DQ)as to when the kingdom of God was coming, and He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with [cp](DR)signs that can be observed; 21 nor will (DS)they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is [cq]in your midst.”

22 And He said to the disciples, (DT)The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 (DU)And they will say to you, ‘Look there,’ or, ‘Look here!’ Do not leave, and do not run after them. 24 (DV)For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part [cr]of the sky, shines to the other part [cs]of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. 25 (DW)But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 (DX)And just as it happened (DY)in the days of Noah, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man: 27 people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, and they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 [ct]It was the same as happened in (DZ)the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, and they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and [cu]brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be [cv]just the same on the day that the Son of Man (EA)is revealed. 31 On that day, the one who will be (EB)on the [cw]housetop, [cx]with his goods in the house, must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one in the field must not turn back. 32 (EC)Remember Lot’s wife. 33 (ED)Whoever strives to [cy]save his [cz]life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will keep it. 34 I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 (EE)There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. 36 [[da](EF)Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”] 37 And responding, they *said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, (EG)Where the body is, there also the [db]vultures will be gathered.”

Parables on Prayer

18 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they (EH)ought to pray and not (EI)become discouraged, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not (EJ)respect any person. Now there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me justice against my [dc]opponent.’ For a while he was unwilling; but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor (EK)respect any person, yet (EL)because this widow is bothering me, I will give her justice; otherwise [dd]by continually coming she will (EM)wear me out.’” And (EN)the Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge *said; now, will God not (EO)bring about justice for His (EP)elect who cry out to Him day [de]and night, and will He (EQ)delay long for them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, (ER)will He find [df]faith on the earth?”

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Now He also told this parable to some people who (ES)trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and (ET)viewed others with contempt: 10 “Two men (EU)went up into the [dg]temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee (EV)stood and began praying this in regard to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, crooked, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I (EW)fast twice a week; I (EX)pay tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, (EY)standing some distance away, (EZ)was even unwilling to raise his eyes toward heaven, but (FA)was beating his chest, saying, ‘God, be [dh]merciful to me, the sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other one; (FB)for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

15 (FC)Now they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. 16 But Jesus called for [di]the little ones, saying, “Allow the children to come to Me, and do not [dj]forbid them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I say to you, (FD)whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

The Rich Young Ruler

18 (FE)A ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 But Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me [dk]good? No one is [dl]good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments, ‘(FF)Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not give false testimony, Honor your father and mother.’” 21 And he said, “All these things I have kept since my youth.” 22 Now when Jesus heard this, He said to him, “One thing you still lack; (FG)sell all that you possess and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have (FH)treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 23 But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely wealthy. 24 And Jesus looked at him and said, (FI)How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For (FJ)it is easier for a camel to [dm]go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God!” 26 Those who heard Him said, “And so who can be saved?” 27 But He said, (FK)The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”

28 Peter said, “Behold, (FL)we have left [dn]our own homes and followed You.” 29 And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, (FM)there is no one who has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive many times as much at this time, and in (FN)the age to come, eternal life.”

31 (FO)Now He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, (FP)we are going up to Jerusalem, and (FQ)all the things that have been written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32 (FR)For He will be [do]handed over to the Gentiles, and will be ridiculed, and abused, and spit upon, 33 and after they have flogged Him, they will kill Him; and on the third day He will rise.” 34 [dp](FS)The disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.

Bartimaeus Receives Sight

35 (FT)Now as [dq](FU)Jesus was approaching Jericho, a man who was blind was sitting by the road, begging. 36 But when he heard a crowd going by, he began inquiring what this was. 37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he called out, saying, “Jesus, (FV)Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “(FW)Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He asked him, 41 “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Regain your sight; (FX)your faith has [dr]made you well.” 43 And immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, (FY)glorifying God; and when (FZ)all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Zaccheus Converted

19 Jesus (GA)entered Jericho and was passing through. And [ds]there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and he was unable due to the crowd, because he was short in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up a [dt](GB)sycamore tree in order to see Him, because He was about to pass through that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” And he hurried and came down, and received Him [du]joyfully. When the people saw this, they all began to complain, saying, “He has gone in [dv]to be the guest of a man who is a sinner!” But Zaccheus stopped and said to (GC)the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I am giving to the poor, and if I have (GD)extorted anything from anyone, I am giving back (GE)four times as much.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is (GF)a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Parable of the Ten Minas

11 Now while they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because (GG)He was near Jerusalem and they thought that (GH)the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately. 12 So He said, (GI)A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then to return. 13 And he called ten of his own slaves and gave them ten [dw]minas, and said to them, ‘Do business with this money [dx]until I come back.’ 14 But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15 When he returned after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be summoned to him so that he would learn how much they had made by the business they had done. 16 The first slave appeared, saying, ‘[dy]Master, your [dz]mina has made ten minas more.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good slave; since you have been (GJ)faithful in a very little thing, you are to have authority over ten cities.’ 18 The second one came, saying, ‘Your [ea]mina, [eb]master, has made five minas.’ 19 And he said to him also, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20 And then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept tucked away in a handkerchief; 21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He *said to him, ‘[ec]From your own lips I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am a demanding man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 And so why did you not put my money in the bank, and when I came back, I would have collected it with interest?’ 24 And then he said to the other slaves who were present, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25 And they said to him, ‘Master, he already has ten minas.’ 26 (GK)I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away. 27 But as for (GL)these enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and (GM)slaughter them in my presence.’”

Triumphal Entry

28 After Jesus said these things, He (GN)was going on ahead, (GO)going up to Jerusalem.

29 (GP)When He approached Bethphage and (GQ)Bethany, near the [ed]mountain that is called (GR)Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village [ee]ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘[ef]The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent left and found it just as He had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its [eg]owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said, “[eh]The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, (GS)and they threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 Now as He was going, they were spreading their cloaks on the road. 37 And as soon as He was approaching, near the descent of (GT)the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to (GU)praise God [ei]joyfully with a loud voice for all the [ej]miracles which they had seen, 38 [ek]shouting:

(GV)Blessed is the (GW)King, the One who comes in the name of the Lord;
Peace in heaven and (GX)glory in the highest!”

39 (GY)And yet some of the Pharisees [el]in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!” 40 Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these stop speaking, (GZ)the stones will cry out!”

41 When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and (HA)wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known on this day, even you, the conditions for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you [em]when your enemies will (HB)put up a [en]barricade against you, and (HC)surround you and hem you in on every side, 44 and they will level you to the ground, and throw down your children within you, and (HD)they will not leave in you one stone upon [eo]another, because you did not recognize (HE)the time of your visitation.”

Traders Driven from the Temple

45 (HF)And Jesus entered the temple grounds and began to drive out those who were selling, 46 saying to them, “It is written: ‘(HG)And My house will be a house of prayer,’ (HH)but you have made it a den of robbers.”

47 And (HI)He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people (HJ)were trying to put Him to death, 48 and yet they could not find [ep]anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging on to [eq]every word He said.


  1. Luke 13:1 I.e., shed along with
  2. Luke 13:3 Or are repentant
  3. Luke 13:4 Lit debtors
  4. Luke 13:7 Lit and I do not find
  5. Luke 13:11 Lit behold, a woman
  6. Luke 13:11 Lit spirit of sickness
  7. Luke 13:16 Lit behold, eighteen years
  8. Luke 13:17 Or put to shame
  9. Luke 13:21 I.e., fermented dough
  10. Luke 13:21 A Gr term for a Heb measure, totaling about 48 lb. or 22 kg of flour
  11. Luke 13:27 Lit say, telling you
  12. Luke 13:27 Or workers of injustice
  13. Luke 13:32 I.e., crafty, devious person
  14. Luke 13:32 Or am perfected
  15. Luke 13:34 Lit brood
  16. Luke 14:1 I.e., members of the Sanhedrin
  17. Luke 14:1 Or maliciously
  18. Luke 14:2 Lit behold
  19. Luke 14:2 I.e., extreme swelling
  20. Luke 14:3 I.e., experts in Mosaic Law
  21. Luke 14:3 Lit Pharisees, saying
  22. Luke 14:5 Lit Whose son of you...will fall
  23. Luke 14:8 Lit recline at
  24. Luke 14:9 Lit and him
  25. Luke 14:10 Lit recline at
  26. Luke 14:10 Lit reclining
  27. Luke 14:12 Or reward
  28. Luke 14:13 Or reception
  29. Luke 14:14 Or are unable to
  30. Luke 14:18 Lit I request of you
  31. Luke 14:19 Lit I request of you
  32. Luke 14:25 Lit many
  33. Luke 14:26 I.e., in comparison to his love for Me
  34. Luke 14:33 Or renounce
  35. Luke 14:34 Or salted
  36. Luke 14:35 Or hear! Or listen!
  37. Luke 15:1 I.e., irreligious Jews
  38. Luke 15:1 Lit Him
  39. Luke 15:4 Lit wilderness
  40. Luke 15:8 Gr drachmas; one drachma was a day’s wages for a laborer
  41. Luke 15:12 Lit falls
  42. Luke 15:12 Lit means of subsistence
  43. Luke 15:13 Or wasteful
  44. Luke 15:14 Or wasted
  45. Luke 15:15 Lit joined himself to
  46. Luke 15:17 Lit himself
  47. Luke 15:17 Lit by
  48. Luke 15:18 Lit before you
  49. Luke 15:20 Lit his own
  50. Luke 15:20 Lit fell on his neck
  51. Luke 15:21 Lit before you
  52. Luke 15:22 Lit give...into his hand
  53. Luke 15:29 Or disobeyed
  54. Luke 15:30 Lit means of subsistence
  55. Luke 15:31 Lit are always with me
  56. Luke 16:1 Or accused
  57. Luke 16:3 Or lord
  58. Luke 16:3 I.e., do manual labor
  59. Luke 16:5 Or lord’s
  60. Luke 16:6 Lit baths, a Heb unit of measure equaling about 9 gallons or 34 liters
  61. Luke 16:7 One kor is about 7.7 cubic feet or 0.22 cubic meters
  62. Luke 16:8 Or lord
  63. Luke 16:8 Lit generation
  64. Luke 16:9 Gr mamonas, for Aramaic mamon (mammon); i.e., wealth, or money
  65. Luke 16:9 Or fails
  66. Luke 16:11 Or proved
  67. Luke 16:11 See note 1 v 9
  68. Luke 16:12 Or proved
  69. Luke 16:13 Or house servant
  70. Luke 16:13 See note 1 v 9
  71. Luke 16:14 Or sneering at
  72. Luke 16:16 Lit is preached
  73. Luke 16:17 I.e., projection of a letter (serif)
  74. Luke 16:18 Or sends away, the Heb term for divorce
  75. Luke 16:18 Or sent away
  76. Luke 16:22 Lit Abraham’s bosom; or lap; ancient Jewish terminology for the place of the righteous dead
  77. Luke 16:23 See note v 22
  78. Luke 16:26 Lit in all these things
  79. Luke 16:29 I.e., the books of Moses and the prophets, read aloud in the synagogues
  80. Luke 17:1 Or temptations to sin
  81. Luke 17:2 Lit has been thrown (intensive)
  82. Luke 17:2 Or stumble
  83. Luke 17:3 Lit Take heed for yourselves
  84. Luke 17:6 Lit have
  85. Luke 17:6 Lit like
  86. Luke 17:6 Lit have obeyed
  87. Luke 17:8 Lit belt up
  88. Luke 17:8 Lit after these things
  89. Luke 17:8 Lit will
  90. Luke 17:10 I.e., possibly unworthy of praise
  91. Luke 17:11 Lit through the middle of
  92. Luke 17:18 Lit Were they not found who
  93. Luke 17:19 Or saved you
  94. Luke 17:20 Lit observation
  95. Luke 17:21 Or among you
  96. Luke 17:24 Lit under heaven; i.e., the lowest heaven, the sky
  97. Luke 17:24 Lit under heaven; i.e., the lowest heaven, the sky
  98. Luke 17:28 Lit In the same way as
  99. Luke 17:29 I.e., burning sulfur
  100. Luke 17:30 Lit according to the same things
  101. Luke 17:31 Housetops were flat living areas
  102. Luke 17:31 Lit and his
  103. Luke 17:33 Or secure
  104. Luke 17:33 Or soul
  105. Luke 17:36 Early mss do not contain this v
  106. Luke 17:37 Or eagles
  107. Luke 18:3 Or enemy
  108. Luke 18:5 Or in the end she may come and give me a black eye
  109. Luke 18:7 Or and night? He is also patient toward them
  110. Luke 18:8 Lit the faith
  111. Luke 18:10 I.e., the temple grounds
  112. Luke 18:13 Or propitious
  113. Luke 18:16 Lit them
  114. Luke 18:16 Or prevent
  115. Luke 18:19 I.e., morally, inherently good
  116. Luke 18:19 I.e., morally, inherently good
  117. Luke 18:25 Lit enter
  118. Luke 18:28 Lit our own things
  119. Luke 18:32 Or betrayed to
  120. Luke 18:34 Lit And they themselves
  121. Luke 18:35 Lit He
  122. Luke 18:42 Lit saved you
  123. Luke 19:2 Lit behold, a man
  124. Luke 19:4 I.e., fig-mulberry
  125. Luke 19:6 Lit rejoicing
  126. Luke 19:7 Or to find lodging
  127. Luke 19:13 A mina was equal to about 100 days’ wages for a laborer
  128. Luke 19:13 Lit while I am coming
  129. Luke 19:16 Or Lord
  130. Luke 19:16 See note 1 v 13
  131. Luke 19:18 See note 1 v 13
  132. Luke 19:18 Lit lord
  133. Luke 19:22 Lit Out of your mouth
  134. Luke 19:29 Or hill...Olive Grove; Mount of Olives
  135. Luke 19:30 Or opposite
  136. Luke 19:31 Or Because the Lord
  137. Luke 19:33 Lit lords
  138. Luke 19:34 Or Because the Lord
  139. Luke 19:37 Lit rejoicing
  140. Luke 19:37 Or works of power
  141. Luke 19:38 Lit saying
  142. Luke 19:39 Lit from
  143. Luke 19:43 Lit and
  144. Luke 19:43 I.e., a dirt wall or mound for siege purposes
  145. Luke 19:44 Lit a stone
  146. Luke 19:48 Lit what they would do
  147. Luke 19:48 Lit Him, listening