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and he could not on account of the multitude, be4 cause he was small in stature. And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him; 5 because by that way he was to pass through. And Jesus, when he came to the place, looked up and saw him, and said to him: Zaccheus, make haste and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received 7 him joyfully. And seeing it, they all murmured, saying that he had gone in to be a guest with a sinner.

8 And Zaccheus stood up, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and whatever I have taken from any one by 9 false accusation, I restore fourfold. And Jesus said

to him: This day is salvation come to this house, 10 inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.


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 12 would immediately appear. He said therefore: A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive 13 for himself a kingdom, and to return. And having called his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, Traffic till I come.


But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy

after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

And it came to pass, when he had returned, hav- 15 ing received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know what each had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying: Lord, 16 thy pound has gained ten pounds. And he said to 17 him Well done, good servant; because thou wast faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound 18 has made five pounds. And he said also to this 19 man And be thou over five cities. And another 20 came, saying: Lord, behold thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin. For I feared thee, 21 because thou art an austere man; thou takest up what thou layedst not down, and reapest what thou didst not sow. And he says to him: Out of thy 22 mouth will I judge thee, wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down, and reaping what I did not sow? Why then didst thou not put my money into the 23 bank? and I, at my coming, should have required it with interest. And he said to those standing by: 24 Take from him the pound, and give it to him that has ten pounds. And they said to him: Lord, he has 25 ten pounds. For I say to you, that to every one 26


that hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even what he hath shall be taken away.

But those my enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28 And when he had spoken these things, he went 29 before, going up to Jerusalem. And it came to

pass, as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called Olivet, that he sent two of his dis30 ciples, saying: Go into the opposite village, in which as ye are entering ye shall find a colt tied, whercon 31 no man ever sat; loose and bring him. And if any

one ask you, why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say 32 to him, Because the Lord has need of him. And

they that were sent forth departed, and found even 33 as he had said to them. And as they were loosing

the colt, its owners said to them, Why loose ye the 34 colt? And they said, The Lord has need of him. 35 And they brought him to Jesus; and having cast

their garments upon the colt, they set Jesus thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their garments in the 37 way. And as he was drawing near, just at the de

scent of the mount of the Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and praise God with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had 38 seen; saying: Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!


And some of the Pharisees from the multitude

said to him: Teacher, rebuke thy disciples. And 40 he answered and said to them: I tell you that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

And when he was come near, as he saw the city, 41 he wept over it, saying: If even thou hadst known, 42 at least in this thy day, the things that belong to thy peace! But now they are hidden from thine eyes. For days shall come upon thee, that thine 43 enemies will cast up a mound about thee, and compass thee round, and shut thee in on every side, and 44 will level thee with the ground, and thy children within thee, and will not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

And entering into the temple, he began to cast 45 out those that sold; saying to them: It is written, 46 And my house shall be a house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of robbers.

And he was teaching daily in the temple; and the 47 chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people were seeking to destroy him, and could not 48 find what they might do; for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

XX. AND it came to pass, that on one of the 1 days, as he taught the people in the temple, and published the good news, the chief priests and the scribes came to him with the elders, and spake to 2 V. 48. Gr. hang, listening, upon him.

him, saying: Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? Or who is he that gave thee this au3 thority? And he answering said to them: I also 4 will ask you one thing; and tell it me. John's im5 mersion, was it from heaven, or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven, he will say, Why then did ye not be6 lieve him? But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us; for they are persuaded that John 7 was a prophet. And they answered, that they knew 8 not whence it was. And Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.


And he began to speak to the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to 10 husbandmen, and went abroad for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him 11 away empty. And again he sent another servant; and him also, having beaten and treated him shame12 fully, they sent away empty. And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also, and cast him out.


And the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps, seeing 14 him, they will reverence him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying: This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that

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