Amplified Bible

Luke 19

Zaccheus Converted

1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man called Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector [a superintendent to whom others reported], and he was rich. Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, but he could not see [a]because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran on ahead [of the crowd] and climbed up in a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. When Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” So Zaccheus hurried and came down, and welcomed Jesus with joy. When the people saw it, they all began muttering [in discontent], “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a [notorious] sinner.” Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “See, Lord, I am [now] giving half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone out of anything, I will give back four times as much.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this household, because he, too, is a [[b]spiritual] son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Parable of Money Usage

11 While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they assumed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately [as soon as He reached the city]. 12 So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to obtain for himself a kingdom, and [then] to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants, and gave them ten minas [one apiece, each equal to about a hundred days’ wages] and said to them, ‘Do business [with this] until I return.’ 14 But his citizens [the residents of his new kingdom] hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to be a king over us.’ 15 When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these servants, to whom he had given the money, be called to him, that he might find out what business they had done. 16 The first one came before him and said, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you proved yourself faithful and trustworthy in a very little thing, you shall [now] have authority over ten cities [in my kingdom].’ 18 The second one came and said, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19 And he said to him also, ‘And you shall take charge over five cities.’ 20 Then another came and said, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I have kept laid up in a handkerchief [for safekeeping]. 21 I was [always] afraid of you, because you are a stern man; you pick up what you did not lay down and you reap what you did not sow.’ 22 He said to the servant, ‘I will judge and condemn you by your own words, you worthless servant! Did you [really] know that I was a stern man, picking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Then why did you not [at the very least] put my money in a bank? Then on my return, I would have collected it with interest.’ 24 Then he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25 And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas already!’ 26 [Jesus explained,] ‘I tell you that to everyone who has [because he valued his gifts from God and has used them wisely], more will be given; but from the one who does not have [because he disregarded his gifts from God], even what he has will be taken away.’ 27 [The king ended by saying,] ‘But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them, bring them here and kill them in my presence.’”

The Triumphal Entry

28 After saying these things, Jesus went on ahead [of them], going up to Jerusalem.

29 When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a [donkey’s] [c]colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anybody asks you, ‘Why are you untying the colt?’ you will say, ‘The Lord needs it.’” 32 So those who were sent left and found the colt just as He had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They said, “The Lord needs it.” 35 They brought it to Jesus, and [d]they threw their robes over the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As He rode along, people were spreading their coats on the road [as an act of homage before a king]. 37 As soon as He was approaching [Jerusalem], near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the entire multitude of the disciples [all those who were or claimed to be His followers] began praising God [adoring Him enthusiastically and] joyfully with loud voices for all the miracles and works of power that they had seen, 38 shouting,

Blessed (celebrated, praised) is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory (majesty, splendor) in the highest [heaven]!”

39 Some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples [for shouting these Messianic praises].” 40 Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these [people] keep silent, the stones will cry out [in praise]!”

41 As He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it [and the spiritual ignorance of its people], 42 saying, “If [only] you had known on this day [of salvation], even you, the things which make for peace [and on which peace depends]! But now they have been hidden from your eyes. 43 For a time [of siege] is coming when your enemies will put up a barricade [with pointed stakes] against you, and surround you [with armies] and hem you in on every side, 44 and they will level you to the ground, you [Jerusalem] and your children within you. They will not leave in you one stone on another, all because you did not [come progressively to] recognize [from observation and personal experience] the time of your visitation [when God was gracious toward you and offered you salvation].”

Traders Driven from the Temple

45 Jesus went into the temple [enclosure] and began driving out those who were selling, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a robbers’ den.”

47 He was teaching day after day in the temple [porches and courts]; but the chief priests and scribes and the leading men among the people were seeking [a way] to put Him to death, 48 and they could not find anything that they could do, for all the people [stayed close to Him and] were hanging on to [e]every word He said.

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 19:3 Or from the crowd.
  2. Luke 19:9 By changing both his old way of thinking and his behavior Zaccheus proved that his faith in God was real.
  3. Luke 19:30 A colt that had not been ridden was considered holy by the Jews and was fit to carry a king.
  4. Luke 19:35 A sign of homage and recognition of Jesus’ kingship.
  5. Luke 19:48 Lit Him, listening.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Lucas 19

Zaqueo, el recaudador de impuestos

1Jesús llegó a Jericó y comenzó a atravesar la ciudad. Resulta que había allí un hombre llamado Zaqueo, jefe de los recaudadores de impuestos, que era muy rico. Estaba tratando de ver quién era Jesús, pero la multitud se lo impedía, pues era de baja estatura. Por eso se adelantó corriendo y se subió a un árbol sicómoro para poder verlo, ya que Jesús iba a pasar por allí.

Llegando al lugar, Jesús miró hacia arriba y le dijo:

―Zaqueo, baja en seguida. Voy a quedarme hoy en tu casa.

Así que se apresuró a bajar y, muy contento, recibió a Jesús en su casa.

Al ver esto, todos empezaron a murmurar: «Ha ido a hospedarse con un pecador».

Pero Zaqueo dijo resueltamente:

―Mira, Señor: Ahora mismo voy a dar a los pobres la mitad de mis bienes y, si en algo he defraudado a alguien, le devolveré cuatro veces la cantidad que sea.

―Hoy ha llegado la salvación a esta casa —le dijo Jesús—, ya que este también es hijo de Abraham. 10 Porque el Hijo del hombre vino a buscar y a salvar lo que se había perdido.

Parábola del dinero

11 Como la gente lo escuchaba, pasó a contarles una parábola, porque estaba cerca de Jerusalén y la gente pensaba que el reino de Dios iba a manifestarse en cualquier momento. 12 Así que les dijo: «Un hombre de la nobleza se fue a un país lejano para ser coronado rey y luego regresar. 13 Llamó a diez de sus siervos y entregó a cada cual una buena cantidad de dinero.[a] Les instruyó: “Haced negocio con este dinero hasta que yo vuelva”. 14 Pero sus súbditos lo odiaban y mandaron tras él una delegación a decir: “No queremos a este por rey”.

15 »A pesar de todo, fue nombrado rey. Cuando regresó a su país, mandó llamar a los siervos a quienes había entregado el dinero, para enterarse de lo que habían ganado. 16 Se presentó el primero y dijo: “Señor, tu dinero[b] ha producido diez veces más”. 17 “¡Hiciste bien, siervo bueno! —le respondió el rey—. Puesto que has sido fiel en tan poca cosa, te doy el gobierno de diez ciudades”. 18 Se presentó el segundo y dijo: “Señor, tu dinero ha producido cinco veces más”. 19 El rey le respondió: “A ti te pongo sobre cinco ciudades”.

20 »Llegó otro siervo y dijo: “Señor, aquí tienes tu dinero; lo he tenido guardado, envuelto en un pañuelo. 21 Es que te tenía miedo, porque eres un hombre muy exigente: tomas lo que no depositaste y cosechas lo que no sembraste”. 22 El rey le contestó: “Siervo malo, con tus propias palabras te voy a juzgar. ¿Así que sabías que soy muy exigente, que tomo lo que no deposité y cosecho lo que no sembré? 23 Entonces, ¿por qué no pusiste mi dinero en el banco, para que al regresar pudiera reclamar los intereses?” 24 Dijo luego a los presentes: “Quitadle el dinero y dádselo al que recibió diez veces más”. 25 “Señor —protestaron—, ¡él ya tiene diez veces más!” 26 El rey contestó: “Os aseguro que a todo el que tiene, se le dará más, pero al que no tiene, se le quitará hasta lo que tiene. 27 Pero, en cuanto a esos enemigos míos que no me querían por rey, traedlos aquí y matadlos delante de mí”».

La entrada triunfal

28 Dicho esto, Jesús siguió adelante, subiendo hacia Jerusalén. 29 Cuando se acercó a Betfagué y a Betania, junto al monte llamado de los Olivos, envió a dos de sus discípulos con este encargo: 30 «Id a la aldea que está enfrente y, al entrar en ella, encontraréis atado un burrito en el que nadie se ha montado. Desatadlo y traedlo aquí. 31 Y, si alguien os pregunta: “¿Por qué lo desatáis?”, decidle: “El Señor lo necesita”».

32 Fueron y lo encontraron tal como él les había dicho. 33 Cuando estaban desatando el burrito, los dueños les preguntaron:

―¿Por qué desatáis el burrito?

34 ―El Señor lo necesita —contestaron.

35 Se lo llevaron, pues, a Jesús. Luego pusieron sus mantos encima del burrito y ayudaron a Jesús a montarse. 36 A medida que avanzaba, la gente tendía sus mantos sobre el camino.

37 Al acercarse él a la bajada del monte de los Olivos, todos los discípulos se entusiasmaron y comenzaron a alabar a Dios por tantos milagros que habían visto. Gritaban:

38 ―¡Bendito el Rey que viene en el nombre del Señor![c]

―¡Paz en el cielo y gloria en las alturas!

39 Algunos de los fariseos que estaban entre la gente reclamaron a Jesús:

―¡Maestro, reprende a tus discípulos!

40 Pero él respondió:

―Os aseguro que, si ellos se callan, gritarán las piedras.

Jesús en el templo

41 Cuando se acercaba a Jerusalén, Jesús vio la ciudad y lloró por ella. 42 Dijo:

―¡Cómo quisiera que hoy supieras lo que te puede traer paz! Pero eso ahora está oculto a tus ojos. 43 Te sobrevendrán días en que tus enemigos levantarán un muro y te rodearán, y te encerrarán por todos lados. 44 Te derribarán a ti y a tus hijos dentro de tus murallas. No dejarán ni una piedra sobre otra, porque no reconociste el tiempo en que Dios vino a salvarte.[d]

45 Luego entró en el templo[e] y comenzó a echar de allí a los que estaban vendiendo. 46 «Escrito está —les dijo—: “Mi casa será casa de oración”;[f] pero vosotros la habéis convertido en “cueva de ladrones”».[g]

47 Todos los días enseñaba en el templo, y los jefes de los sacerdotes, los maestros de la ley y los dirigentes del pueblo procuraban matarlo. 48 Sin embargo, no encontraban la manera de hacerlo, porque todo el pueblo lo escuchaba con gran interés.

Notas al pie

  1. 19:13 y entregó … de dinero. Lit. y les entregó diez minas (una mina equivalía al salario de unos tres meses).
  2. 19:16 dinero. Lit. mina; también en vv. 18,20,24.
  3. 19:38 Sal 118:26
  4. 19:44 el tiempo … salvarte. Lit. el tiempo de tu visitación.
  5. 19:45 Es decir, en el área general del templo.
  6. 19:46 Is 56:7
  7. 19:46 Jer 7:11