1And when Yeshua entered and passed through Yerekho, 2there was a man named Zakai who was rich, and was chief of the tax collectors. 3And he wanted to see who Yeshua was; but he could not because of the crowd, for Zakai was small in stature. 4So he ran ahead of Yeshua, and climbed up into a leafless tree that he might see him, because he was to pass that way. 5When Yeshua came to that place, He saw him and said to him, “Make haste, come down, O Zakai, for today I must stay at your house.” 6And he hastened and came down, and welcomed Him with joy. 7Now when they all saw it, they murmured, saying, “He has entered to stay in the house of a sinner.” 8But Zakai rose up and said to Yeshua, “Behold, My Adon, half of my wealth I will give to the poor; and I will pay fourfold to every man from whom I have extorted.” 9Yeshua said to him, “Today, life has come to this house, because he also is a son of Avraham. 10For Ben HaAdam came to seek and save that which was lost.”
11While they were listening to these things, He continued by speaking a mashal, because He was near Yerushalayim, and they were expecting that Malkhut HaElohim would appear at that very hour; 12And He said, “A great man of a noble family went to a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten coins, and said to them, ‘Transact business until I come back.’ 14But the people of his city hated him, and sent messengers after him, saying, ‘We do not want him to rule over us.’ 15And when he received the kingdom and returned, he commanded to call his servants to whom he had given the money, that he might know what each one of them had gained in business. 16The first one came and said, ‘My Adon, your coin has gained ten coins.’ 17He said to him, ‘O good servant! Because you are found faithful in a little, you will have charge over ten talents.’ 18And the second came and said, ‘My Adon, your coin has gained five coins.’ 19He said to this one, ‘You also will have charge over five talents.’ 20But another one came and said, ‘My Adon, here is your coin which was with me, which I kept laid up in a purse. 21For I was afraid of you, because you are a harsh man; you pick up what you have not laid down, and you reap what you have not sown.’ 22He said to him, ‘I will judge you from your own mouth, O wicked servant. You knew me, that I am a harsh man, and pick up what I have not laid down, and reap what I have not sowed. 23Why then did you not give my money to the exchange, so that when I came I could demand it with its interest?’ 24And he said to those who stood in his presence, ‘Take away the coin from him and give it to him who has ten coins.’ 25They said to him, ‘Our Adon, he has already with him ten coins.’ 26He said to them, ‘I say to you: To everyone who has shall be given; and from him who has not, even that which he has will be taken away from him. 27But those my enemies, who were not willing that I should rule over them, bring here, and kill them before me.’”
28And when Yeshua had said these things, He went forward to go to Yerushalayim. 29And when He arrived at Beit Pageh and Beit Anya, on the side of the mountain which is called Beit HaZetim, He sent two of His Talmidim, 30saying to them, “Go to the village which is in front of us; and when you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no man has ever ridden; untie it and bring it. 31And if any man should ask you, ‘Why do you untie it?’ tell him this: ‘It is sought for Adoneinu.’” 32And those who were sent went away and found just as He had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why do you untie the colt?” 34And they said to them, “ It is sought for Adoneinu.” 35And they brought it to Yeshua; and they put their garments on the colt, and they set Yeshua on it. 36And as He went along, they spread their garments on the road. 37And when He came near to the descent of Har Beit HaZetim, the whole multitude of the Talmidim began to rejoice, praising Elohim with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, 38saying, “Blessed is HaMelekh who comes in the Name of יהוה ; shalom in Heaven and glory in the highest.” 39But some of the P’rushim who were in the multitude said to Him, “Rabbi, rebuke your Talmidim.” 40He said to them, “I say to you that if these should keep silent, the stones would cry out.”
41And when He drew near and saw the city, He wept over it; 42And He said, “If you had only known those who came for your shalom, even in this your day! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43But the days will come when your enemies will surround you, and oppress you from every place, 44and will overthrow you and your children within you; and they will not leave in you a stone upon a stone, because you did not know the time when you were to be visited.” 45And when He entered the Heikhal, He began to put out those who were buying and selling in it; 46and He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer;’ but you have made it a cave of bandits.” 47And He taught every day in the Heikhal. But the chief Kohanim and the Sofrim and the elders of the people sought to get rid of Him. 48But they were not able to find what to do to Him; for all the people gathered around Him to hear Him.
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