18:33. And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death. And the third day he shall rise again.
18:34. And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them: and they understood not the things that were said.
18:35. Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.
18:36. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant.
18:37. And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
18:38. And he cried out, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:39. And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him,
18:41. Saying; What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see.
18:42. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole.
18:43. And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Luke Chapter 19
Zacheus entertains Christ. The parable of the pounds. Christ rides upon an ass and weeps over Jerusalem.
19:1. And entering he walked through Jericho.
19:2. And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of the publicans: and he was rich.
19:3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.
19:4. And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see him: for he was to pass that way.
19:5. And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down: for this day I must abide in thy house.
19:6. And he made haste and came down and received him with joy.
19:7. And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.
19:8. But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.
19:9. Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
19:10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
19:11. As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.
19:12. He said therefore: a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
19:13. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.
He gave them ten pounds... In the original, what is here translated a pound, is in Latin, mina, in value of our coin, three pounds two shillings and sixpence.
19:14. But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.
19:15. And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading,
19:16. And the first came saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
19:17. And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.
19:18. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19:19. And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities.
19:20. And another came, saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin.
19:21. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.
19:22. He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow.
19:23. And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?
19:24. And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
19:25. And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds.
19:26. But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
19:27. But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and kill them before me.
19:28. And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
19:29. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30. Saying: Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose him and bring him hither.
19:31. And if any man shall ask you: Why do you loose him? You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of his service.
19:32. And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he said unto them.
19:33. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: Why loose you the colt?
19:34. But they said: Because the Lord hath need of him.
19:35. And they brought him to Jesus. And casting their garments on the colt, they set Jesus thereon.
19:36. And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way.