Then Jesus entered and passed through a Jericho.
Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
And he sought to b see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house."
So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.
But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, c "He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner."
Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the d poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by e false accusation, f I restore fourfold."
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because g he also is h a son of Abraham;
i "for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because j they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately.
k Therefore He said: "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
"So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, 'Do business till I come.'
l "But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We will not have this man to reign over us.'
"And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
"Then came the first, saying, 'Master, your mina has earned ten minas.'
"And he said to him, m 'Well done, good servant; because you were n faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.'
"And the second came, saying, 'Master, your mina has earned five minas.'
"Likewise he said to him, 'You also be over five cities.'
"Then another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief.
o 'For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.'
"And he said to him, p 'Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. q You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow.
'Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?'
"And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.'
("But they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas.')
'For I say to you, r that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
'But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.' "
When He had said this, s He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
t And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and u Bethany, at the mountain called v Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples,
saying, "Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.
"And if anyone asks you, 'Why are you loosing it?' thus you shall say to him, 'Because the Lord has need of it.' "
So those who were sent went their way and found it just w as He had said to them.
But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, "Why are you loosing the colt?"
And they said, "The Lord has need of him."
Then they brought him to Jesus. x And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him.
And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to y rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,
z " 'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!'
a Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, b the stones would immediately cry out."
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and c wept over it,
saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this d your day, the things that e make for your f peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
"For days will come upon you when your enemies will g build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side,
h "and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and i they will not leave in you one stone upon another, j because you did not know the time of your visitation."
k Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it,
saying to them, "It is written, l 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a m 'den of thieves.' "
And He n was teaching daily in the temple. But o the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him,
and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to p hear Him.
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Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, "Cursed be the man before the LORD who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his youngest he shall set up its gates.
1 Kings 16:34
In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation with Abiram his firstborn, and with his youngest son Segub he set up its gates, according to the word of the LORD, which He had spoken through Joshua the son of Nun.
Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?
And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, "Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?
And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, "This Man receives sinners and eats with them.
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, "And what shall we do?" So he said to them, "Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.
If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.
Or all that about which he has sworn falsely. He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth more to it, and give it to whomever it belongs, on the day of his trespass offering.
Then he shall confess the sin which he has committed. He shall make restitution for his trespass in full, plus one-fifth of it, and give it to the one he has wronged.
1 Samuel 12:3
"Here I am. Witness against me before the LORD and before His anointed: Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any bribe with which to blind my eyes? I will restore it to you."
2 Samuel 12:6
"And he shall restore fourfold for the lamb, because he did this thing and because he had no pity."
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
"So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound - think of it - for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?"
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.
"So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound - think of it - for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?"
For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
"I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?
Matthew 25:14 - 30
For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.
It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
"His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
2 Samuel 1:16
So David said to him, "Your blood is on your own head, for your own mouth has testified against you, saying, 'I have killed the LORD's anointed.'
Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; Yes, your own lips testify against you.
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
"For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him."
"Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him."
Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him:
Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples.
Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples.
And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper.
Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey.
So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
2 Kings 9:13
Then each man hastened to take his garment and put it under him on the top of the steps; and they blew trumpets, saying, "Jehu is king!
They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.
Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.
And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We have blessed you from the house of the LORD.
"See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'"
"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.
For the stone will cry out from the wall, And the beam from the timbers will answer it.
He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice:
Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness.
But exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Luke 1:77 - 79
To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins.
The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ - He is Lord of all -
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I will encamp against you all around, I will lay siege against you with a mound, And I will raise siegeworks against you.
You shall be brought down, You shall speak out of the ground; Your speech shall be low, out of the dust; Your voice shall be like a medium's, out of the ground; And your speech shall whisper out of the dust.
The shepherds with their flocks shall come to her. They shall pitch their tents against her all around. Each one shall pasture in his own place.
For thus has the LORD of hosts said: "Cut down trees, And build a mound against Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished. She is full of oppression in her midst.
But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
1 Kings 9:7
Then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight. Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
1 Kings 9:8
"And as for this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'
Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed like a field, Jerusalem shall become heaps of ruins, And the mountain of the temple Like the bare hills of the forest.
And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And Jesus answered and said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
"These things which you see - the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down."
Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.
Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people.
Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us.
1 Peter 2:12
Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
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Mark 11:15 - 17
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John 2:13 - 16
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Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.
Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of thieves in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, " says the LORD.
And in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but at night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet.
"When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching.
And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people - for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.
"Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"
I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.