Chapter 19
She entered and was passing through Jericho.
There was a woman named Zacchaeus. She was a chief tax collector, and she was rich.
She was trying to see who Jesus was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because she was short.
She ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see her, for she was to pass that way.
When Jesus came to the place, she looked up and saw her, and said to her, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house."
She hurried, came down, and received her joyfully.
When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "She has gone in to lodge with a woman who is a sinner."
Zacchaeus stood and said to the Domina, "Behold, Domina, half of my goods I give to the poor. If I have wrongfully exacted anything of anyone, I restore four times as much."
Jesus said to her, "Today, salvation has come to this house, because she also is a daughter of Abrahai.
For the Daughter of Woman came to seek and to save that which was lost."
As they heard these things, she went on and told a parable, because she was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God would be revealed immediately.
She said therefore, "A certain noblewoman went into a far country to receive for herself a kingdom, and to return.
She called ten servants of her, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.'
But her citizens hated her, and sent an envoy after her, saying, 'We don't want this woman to reign over us.'
"It happened when she had come back again, having received the kingdom, that she commanded these servants, to whom she had given the money, to be called to her, that she might know what they had gained by conducting business.
The first came before her, saying, 'Domina, your mina has made ten more minas.'
"She said to her, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'
"The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Domina, has made five minas.'
"So she said to her, 'And you are to be over five cities.'
Another came, saying, 'Domina, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief,
for I feared you, because you are an exacting woman. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'
"She said to her, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting woman, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.
Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?'
She said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina away from her, and give it to her who has the ten minas.'
"They said to her, 'Domina, she has ten minas!'
'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from her who doesn't have, even that which she has will be taken away from her.
But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'"
Having said these things, she went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
It happened, when she drew near to Bethsphage and Bethany, at the mountain that is called Olivet, she sent two of her disciples,
saying, "Go your way into the village on the other side, in which, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, whereon no woman ever yet sat. Untie it, and bring it.
If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' say to her: 'The Domina needs it.'"
Those who were sent went away, and found things just as she had told them.
As they were untying the colt, the owners of it said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
They said, "The Domina needs it."
They brought it to Jesus. They threw their cloaks on the colt, and set Jesus on them.
As she went, they spread their cloaks in the way.
As she was now getting near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen,
saying, "Blessed is the Queen who comes in the name of the Domina! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!"
Some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to her, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"
She answered them, "I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out."
When she drew near, she saw the city and wept over it,
saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your peace! But now, they are hidden from your eyes.
For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, surround you, hem you in on every side,
and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."
She entered into the temple, and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it,
saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,'{Isaia 56:7} but you have made it a 'den of robbers'!"
She was teaching daily in the temple, but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading women among the people sought to destroy her.
They couldn't find what they might do, for all the people hung on to every word that she said.