Trivia:

Zacchaeus and the sycamore tree
19:1-10

1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

When Jesus was in Jericho, a rich publican named Zacchaeus wanted to see him.

3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

Since he was a short man, he climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus above the crowd.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

When Jesus passed by the sycamore tree, he said to Zacchaeus,

Come down from the tree,

because I need to stay at your house.

6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

So Zacchaeus came down and went with Jesus to his house.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Some who saw it, said,

Jesus is going to stay at a sinner's house.

8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

But Zacchaeus said to Jesus,

I give half my possessions to the poor, and if I take anything unfairly from someone, I give four times as much back.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Jesus said to him,

Well, today your family has been saved,

because you are a son of Abraham,

and the Son of man came to find lost people.

The cruel, unjust, psycho king
19:11-27, Cf. Mt 25:14-30

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

Jesus said this parable to them, because they thought the kingdom of God would immediately appear:

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

A nobleman went to a faraway country to become king and then to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

He called ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds, and said, "Invest this money until I return."

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

But the citizens hated the nobleman, and said,

We won't be ruled by this man.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

When the nobleman returned, he called his servants to see how much money they'd gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

The first servant said, "I gained ten pounds."

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

The nobleman said,

Well done, good servant, because you've been faithful over very little, you now have authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

The second servant said, "I gained five pounds."

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

The nobleman said,

Well done, you now have authority over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

The third servant said,

Here's your pound. I kept it in a napkin.

I feared you, because you are a harsh man.

You take what isn't yours, and reap what you didn't sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

The nobleman said,

You wicked servant.

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

You should have given my money to a bank,

so I could earn money from usury.

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

Take his pound and give it to the servant with ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

(They said, "But he already has ten pounds.")

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

The nobleman said:

Those who have will be given more,

and those who have not will have what little they have taken from them. [1]

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

And take my enemies who didn't want me to rule over them and kill them in front of me. [2]

Jesus rides into Jerusalem

28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

Jesus continued on his way to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

When he reached the mount of Olives,

he said to two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

Go into the village and find a colt that is tied,

upon which no one has ever sat.

Untie it and bring it to me. [3]

31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

If anyone asks you what you are doing, say,

The Lord needs him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

So the two disciples found the colt and untied it.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

When the owners asked them, "What are you doing?"

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

They said, "The Lord needs him."

35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

They brought the colt to Jesus,

put their garments on him, and set Jesus upon him.

36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

And spread their clothes out on the path in front of them.

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

As they descended from the mount of Olives,

a large crowd of disciples began to cheer, saying,

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

Blessed is the king that comes in the name of the Lord.

Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

Some of the Pharisees said to Jesus,

Tell your disciples to stop shouting.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Jesus said to them,

If they stopped, the rocks would start shouting.

41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

When Jesus saw the city of Jerusalem, he cried,

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

and said to the city,

If you only knew what was happening today.

But your eyes can't see it.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

Your enemies will dig a trench around you.

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Your people will be killed,

and your buildings will be destroyed,

because you didn't know when you were visited.

Jesus's temple tantrum

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

Jesus went into the temple and began to cast out those who bought and sold animals for sacrifice, [4]

46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,

48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Saying,

It is written, my house is a house of prayer,

but you have made it a den of thieves.