New International Version

Luke 19:1-48

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

5When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

7All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

8But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

9Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

The Parable of the Ten Minas

11While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. 12He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. 13So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas.19:13 A mina was about three months’ wages. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’

14“But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’

15“He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.

16“The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’

17“ ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’

18“The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’

19“His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’

20“Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. 21I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’

22“His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’

24“Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

25“ ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’

26“He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 27But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.’ ”

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ”

32Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34They replied, “The Lord needs it.”

35They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

37When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”19:38 Psalm 118:26

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

40“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

41As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Jesus at the Temple

45When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. 46“It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be a house of prayer’19:46 Isaiah 56:7; but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’19:46 Jer. 7:11

47Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. 48Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路加福音 19:1-48

撒该悔改

1耶稣进了耶利哥,正从城里经过。 2有个人名叫撒该,是税吏长,家财丰厚。 3他想看看耶稣,可是因为周围人多,他身材矮小,无法看见。 4他便跑到前面,爬上一棵桑树观看,因为耶稣会从那里经过。

5耶稣走到那里,抬头招呼他说:“撒该,快下来!今天我要住在你家。”

6撒该连忙爬下来,兴高采烈地带耶稣回家。 7百姓见状,都埋怨说:“祂怎么到一个罪人家里作客?”

8撒该站起来对主说:“主啊,我要把我一半的财产分给穷人。我欺骗过谁,就还谁四倍。”

9耶稣说:“今天救恩临到这家了,因为他也是亚伯拉罕的子孙。 10人子来是要寻找和拯救迷失的人。”

十个奴仆的比喻

11众人在听的时候,耶稣又为他们讲了一个比喻,因为祂快到耶路撒冷了,人们以为上帝的国马上就要降临了。

12耶稣说:“有一位贵族要到远方去受封为王,然后返回。 13临行前,他召集了十个奴仆,发给每人一千个银币,吩咐他们,‘你们在我出门期间要用这些钱做生意。’

14“可是他的人民却憎恨他,他们随后派一个代表团去请愿说,‘我们不要这人做我们的王。’

15“那贵族受封为王回来后,召齐十个奴仆,想知道他们做生意赚了多少。 16第一个奴仆上前禀告说,‘主啊,我用你给我的一千个银币赚了一万个银币。’

17“主人说,‘好,你真是个好奴仆!你既然在小事上忠心,就派你管理十座城。’

18“第二个奴仆上前说,‘主啊,我用你给我的一千个银币赚了五千个银币。’

19“主人说,‘我派你管理五座城。’

20“另一个奴仆上前说,‘主啊,这是你先前给我的一千个银币,我一直把它包在手帕里。 21因为你很严厉,没有存还要取,没有种还要收,所以我怕你。’

22“主人听了,对那奴仆说,‘你这个恶奴仆!我要按你自己的话定你的罪。你既然知道我很严厉,没有存还要取,没有种还要收, 23为什么不把我的银币存进钱庄,到我回来时可以连本带利收回来?’

24“接着,他吩咐站在旁边的奴仆,‘收回他那一千个银币,赏给那个赚了一万银币的。’

25“他们说,‘主啊,那个人已经有一万银币了。’

26“主人答道,‘我告诉你们,凡有的,还要给他更多;凡没有的,连他仅有的也要夺走。 27至于那些反对我做王的仇敌,把他们捉回来,在我面前处决。’”

骑驴进耶路撒冷

28耶稣说完这个比喻,就走在众人前面上耶路撒冷去。

29快到橄榄山附近的伯法其伯大尼时,耶稣派了两个门徒,说: 30“你们去前面的村庄,进村的时候,必看见一头从来没有人骑过的驴驹拴在那里,你们把它解开牵来。 31若有人问你们为什么把它解开,就说,‘主要用它。’”

32两个门徒出去后,所遇见的情形正如耶稣所说的。 33当他们解开驴驹时,主人果然问他们:“你们为什么解开驴驹?”

34他们说:“主要用它。”

35他们牵着驴驹回去见耶稣,又把自己的外衣搭在驴背上,扶耶稣上驴。

36耶稣骑着驴前行,众人用外衣为祂铺路。 37祂正走下橄榄山,将近耶路撒冷的时候,众门徒因为以往所见的神迹奇事,就欢腾起来,高声赞美上帝:

38“奉主名来的王当受称颂!

天上有平安,至高处有荣耀!”

39百姓中有几个法利赛人对耶稣说:“老师,你要责备你的门徒。”

40耶稣说:“我告诉你们,如果他们闭口不言,这些石头都要呼喊了!”

为耶路撒冷哀哭

41耶稣快到耶路撒冷时,看见那城就哀哭, 42说:“今天你若知道那能带给你平安的事就好了!可惜这事现在是隐藏的,你看不见! 43因为有一天敌人要在你周围筑起壁垒把你团团围住,四面攻击你。 44他们要把你夷为平地,毁灭你城墙里的儿女,不会留下两块叠在一起的石头,因为你没有认识到上帝眷顾你的时刻。”

耶稣洁净圣殿

45耶稣进入圣殿赶走里面做买卖的人, 46并对他们说:“圣经上说,‘我的殿要成为祷告的殿’,你们竟把它变成了贼窝。”

47祂天天在圣殿教导人,祭司长、律法教师和百姓的官长都想杀祂, 48只是无从下手,因为百姓都十分喜爱听祂讲道。