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Luke 19:1
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Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

Jesus entered Jericho(a) and was passing through.
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Luke 19:2
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A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
Luke 19:3
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He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
Luke 19:4
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So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig(b) tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.(c)
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Luke 19:5
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When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today."
Luke 19:6
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So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
Luke 19:7
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All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a sinner."(d)
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Luke 19:8
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But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord,(e) "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything,(f) I will pay back four times the amount."(g)
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Luke 19:9
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Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.(h)
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Luke 19:10
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For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."(i)
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Luke 19:11
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While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God(k) was going to appear at once.(l)
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Luke 19:12
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He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
Luke 19:13
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So he called ten of his servants(m) and gave them ten minas.[a] ‘Put this money to work,' he said, ‘until I come back.'
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Luke 19:14
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"But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don't want this man to be our king.'
Luke 19:15
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"He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.
Luke 19:16
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"The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.'
Luke 19:17
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"‘Well done, my good servant!'(n) his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'(o)
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Luke 19:18
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"The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.'
Luke 19:19
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"His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.'
Luke 19:20
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"Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.
Luke 19:21
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I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.'(p)
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Luke 19:22
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"His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words,(q) you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow?(r)
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Luke 19:23
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Why then didn't you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?'
Luke 19:24
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"Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'
Luke 19:25
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"‘Sir,' they said, ‘he already has ten!'
Luke 19:26
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"He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away.(s)
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Luke 19:27
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But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.'"
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