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19:1 And [Yehoshua] entered and passed through Yericho (יריחו).
19:2 And, hinnei, [there was] a man named Zakai (זכי), which was the chief among the tax Collectors, and he was rich.
19:3 And he sought to see Yehoshua (יהושע) who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
19:4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that [way].
19:5 And when Yehoshua (יהושע) came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zakai (זכי), make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
19:7 And when they saw [it], they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
19:8 And Zakai (זכי) stood, and said to Adonay:
Hinnei, Adon, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore [him] fourfold.
19:9 And Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him:
This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a ben-Avraham (בן־אברהם).
19:10 For the Ben haAdam (בן־האדם) is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a mashal (parable משל), because he was nigh to Yerushalayim, and because they thought that the Malkut Elohim should immediately appear.
19:12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a malkut, and to return.
19:13 And he called his ten avadim, and delivered them ten minas, and said to them, Occupy till I come.
19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this [man] to reign over us.
19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the malkut, then he commanded these avadim to be called to him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
19:16 Then came the first, saying, Adon, thy mina has gained ten minas.
19:17 And he said to him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
19:18 And the second came, saying, Adon, thy mina has gained five minas.
19:19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
19:20 And another came, saying, Adon, hinnei, [here is] thy mina, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an exacting man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
19:22 And he saith to him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an exacting man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
19:23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
19:24 And he said to them that stood by, Take from him the mina, and give [it] to him that has ten minas.
19:25 (And they said to him, Adon, he has ten minas.)
19:26 For I say to you, That to every one which has shall be given; and from him that has not, even that he has shall be taken away from him.
19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me.
19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Yerushalayim.
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to
Beit-Pagey (בית־פגי) and Beit-Anya (בית־היני), at the mount called [the mount] of Olives, he sent two of His Talmidim,
19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against [you]; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring [him hither].
19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose [him]? thus shall ye say to him, Because Adonay has need of him.
19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said to them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them, Why loose ye the colt?
19:34 And they said, Adonay has need of him.
19:35 And they brought him to Yehoshua (יהושע): and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Yehoshua (יהושע) thereon.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the Taught ones began to rejoice and praise Elohim with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
19:38 "Barukh haMelekh ha Ba b'Shem Adonay"Tehillim118:26 Shalom baShamayim veKavod bimromeyal.
saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of Adonay! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
19:39 And some of the Prushim from among the multitude said to him, Master, rebuke thy talmidim.
19:40 And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their shalom, the stones would immediately cry out.
19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] to thy shalom! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
(Matt 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; John 2:12-25)
19:45 And he went into Beit HaMikdash, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
19:46 Saying to them:
It is written:
My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
19:47 And he taught daily in Beit HaMikdash. But the Rashei haKohanim and the Sofrim (Torah-teachers) and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
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