Modern Literal Version
[Luke 19]

     {Luk 19:1-28; Jericho; no parallel.}

     19:1 And he entered, and was going through Jericho. 19:2 And behold, a man called by the name Zacchaeus was there and he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. 19:3 And he was seeking to see Jesus; who he is, and was not able from the crowd, because he was little in stature. 19:4 And having ran ahead before the crowd, and goes up on a sycamore fig tree in order that he might see him, because he was about to go through that way. 19:5 And as Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry, come down; for* it is essential for me to abide in your house today.19:6 And having hurried, he came down and accepted him, rejoicing.

     19:7 And when* they saw it, they were all murmuring, saying, He has entered to board with a man, a sinner.

     19:8 Now Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I repay them quadruple.

     19:9 Now Jesus said to him, Today salvation has happened to this house, insomuch as he is also a son of Abraham. 19:10For* the Son of Man came to seek and save what has been lost.

     {Similar: Mat 25:14-30, Luk 14:15-24}

     19:11 Now when* they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God is about to be instantly manifested.19:12 Therefore he said: A certain noble man, traveled into a far away region, to receive a kingdom for himself and to return. 19:13Now he called ten of his bondservants, and gave them ten two-hundred denarius coins, and said to them, TradeĎwith this until I come.19:14But his citizens were hating him and sent an ambassador after him, saying, We do not wish that this one reign over us.19:15And it happened, while* he was coming back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these bondservants, to whom he gave the silver, to be summoned to him, in order that he might know what they had made by trading.

     19:16Now the first came before him, saying, Lord, your two-hundred denarius coin has beenworked up to ten two-hundred denarius coins more.19:17And he said to him, Well done, you good bondservant, because you became faithful in the least matters; you have ten cities, be theauthority over them,. 19:18And the second came, saying, Your two-hundred denarius coin, Lord, has produced five two-hundred denarius coins.19:19But he also said to him, You, become the authority over five cities. 19:20And a different bondservant came, saying, Lord, behold, here isyour two-hundred denarius coin, which I had laid up in a handkerchief; 19:21for* I was fearing you, because you are an austere man. You lift up from what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.

     19:22But he says to him, I will be judging you out of your own mouth, you evil bondservant. You knew that I am an austere man, lifting up from what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 19:23Then why did you not give my silver to the bank, and when* I came back, I would have appropriated it together with interest?

     19:24And he said to those standing beside him, TakeĎ away the two-hundred denarius coin from him, and giveĎit to the one who has the ten two-hundred denarius coins.

     19:25And they said to him, Lord, he has ten two-hundred denarius coins. Why?

     19:26For* I say to youĎ, that to everyone who has, will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away from him. 19:27However my enemies, those men who did not wish that I should reign over them, leadĎthem here and slaughterĎthem before me.

     {The week of Jesus' crucifixion. Mar 11:1-11 & Mat 21:1-12, 14-17 & Luk 19:29-44 & Joh 12:12-19 Bethany to Jerusalem and back Sun. April 2, 30 AD.}

     19:28 And having said these things, he was traveling on before them, going up to Jerusalem.


     19:29 And it happened, as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, toward the mountain which is called Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 19:30 saying, GoĎ into the village in front of me; in which, traveling to it; youĎ will find a colt that has been tied, on which no man {Greek: no one from men}has sat at any time. LeadĎit here; having loosed him. 19:31And if anyone asks youĎ, Why are youĎ loosening him? YouĎ will say to him thus, The Lord has need of him.19:32 Now those who have been sent went away, and found just-as he had said to them.

     19:33 And while loosening the colt, its lords said to them, Why are youĎ loosening the colt?

     19:34 Now they said, The Lord has need of it. 19:35 And they lead it to Jesus, and having tossed forth their own garments upon the colt, they mounted Jesus upon it.19:36 Now while travelingthere, they were spreading their garments in the road. 19:37 Now as he was already drawing near,even to the slope of the Mountain of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began rejoicing,and to praise God with a loud voice concerning all the miracles which they had seen; 19:38 saying, The King who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed; peace in heaven and glory in the highest.

     19:39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples.

     19:40 And he answered and said to them, I say to youĎ, that if these disciples are silent, then the stones will be crying out.

     19:41 And as he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, 19:42 saying, If you had known in this day, even you, for-sure, the things which are for your peace! But now they were hidden from your eyes. 19:43Because the days will be coming upon you, and your enemies will put a military-barrier around you and will surround you, and will crowd you on every-side,19:44and will be leveling you to the bedrock, and your children among you, and they will not be leaving in you one stone upon another stone, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

     {Mar 11:12-18 & Mat 21:18, 19, 12, 13 & Luk 19:45-48 Road from Bethany to Jerusalem Mon.}

     19:45 And having entered into the temple, he began to cast out those who were selling and buying in it, 19:46 saying to them, It has been written, 'My house will be a house of prayer, but youĎ have made* it a den of robbers.'{Isa 56:7 & Jer 7:11}19:47 Now he was teaching daily in the temple. But the high-priests and the scribes and the foremost ones of the people were seeking to destroy him. 19:48 And they were not finding what they might do; for* the people were all hanging on him, listening.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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