The Parable of the Persistent Widow
1Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:
The Little Children and Jesus
15People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.
16But Jesus called the children to him and said,
21“All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.
22When Jesus heard this, he said to him,
26Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”
28Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”
Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time
31Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them,
34The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
37They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
38He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
39Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector 1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him,
6So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
8But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
9Jesus said to him,
The Parable of the Ten Minas
11While 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 was going to appear at once.
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,
33As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
36As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
Jesus at the Temple 45When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling.