1 And having entered, He was passing through Yeriḥo.

2 And see, a man called Zakkai! And he was a chief tax collector, and he was rich,

3 and he was seeking to see who 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 was, but was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature.

4 And having run ahead, he climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, because He was about to pass by.

5 And as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zakkai, hurry and come down, for I have to stay at your house today.”

6 And he hurried and came down, and received Him, rejoicing.

7 And seeing it, they all grumbled, saying, “He has gone in to stay with a man who is a sinner.”

8 But Zakkai stood up and said to the Aḏon, “Look, Aḏonai, I give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have taken whatever from anyone by false accusation, I repay fourfold.”

9 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 said to him, “Today deliverance has come to this house – since he also is a son of Aḇraham.

10 “For the Bĕn of Aḏam has come to seek and to save what was lost.”

11 And as they were hearing this, He spoke another parable, because He was near Yerushalayim and they thought the reign of Elohim was about to be manifested straightaway.

12 He therefore said, “A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself a reign and to return.

13 “And calling ten of his servants, He gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Trade until I come.’

14 “But his subjects were hating him, and sent a delegation after him, to say, ‘We do not want this one to reign over us.’

15 “And it came to be, when he came back, having received the reign, that he sent for these servants to whom he had given the silver, in order to know what each had gained by trading.

16 “And the first came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’

17 “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant. Because you were trustworthy in very little, have authority over ten cities.’

18 “And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’

19 “And he said to him also, ‘And you – be over five cities.’

20 “And another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I kept laid up in a handkerchief.

21 ‘For I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’

22 “And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I shall judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was a hard man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow.

23 ‘Why did you not put the silver in the bank, that when I come I could have collected it with interest?’

24 “Then he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who possesses ten minas.’

25 “But they said to him, ‘Master, he possesses ten minas.’

26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who possesses shall be given; and from him who does not possess, even what he possesses shall be taken away from him.

27 ‘But those enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.’ ”

28 And having said this, He went on ahead, going up to Yerushalayim.

29 And it came to be, when He came near to Bĕyth Phaḡi and Bĕyth Anyah, at the mountain of Olives, that He sent two of His talmidim,

30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, in which, as you enter, you shall find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loosen it and bring it here.

31 “And if anyone asks you, ‘Why do you loosen it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Aḏon has need of it.’ ”

32 And those who were sent went away and found it as He had said to them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why do you loosen the colt?”

34 And they said, “The Aḏon needs it.”

35 So they brought it to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏. And throwing their garments on the colt, they put 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 on it.

36 And as He went, they were spreading their garments on the way.

37 And as He was coming near, already at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the entire crowd of the talmidim began, to praise Elohim, rejoicing with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen,

38 saying, “’Baruḵ is the Sovereign who is coming in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄!’ Peace in the shamayim and esteem in the highest!”

39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd, said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your talmidim.”

40 But He answering, said to them, “I say to you that if these shall be silent, the stones would cry out.”

41 And as He came near, He saw the city and wept over it,

42 saying, “If you only knew even today, these for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

43 “Because days shall come upon you when your enemies shall build a rampart around you, and surround you and press you on all sides,

44 and dash you to the ground, and your children within you. And they shall not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

45 And having entered into the Miqdash, He began to drive out those selling and buying in it,

46 saying to them, “It has been written, ‘My House is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of robbers.’ ”

47 And He was teaching daily in the Miqdash. But the chief kohenim, and the scribes, and the leaders of the people were seeking to destroy Him,

48 but they did not find what they might do, for all the people were hanging upon Him, listening.