5576 tax collectors
Governments have a right to collect taxes, but those who collect them have often been unpopular, not least because they seem to have demanded more than they were entitled to. Jesus Christ welcomed such people, as he did other sinners, and many repented as a result of his affirming attitude.
Honest tax collectors deserve respect
Temple tax paid by Jesus Christ Mt 17:24-26
Tax collectors often unpopular
In NT times Lk 18:11 Tax collectors were widely suspected of corruption.
Tax collectors despised as collaborators with Rome
Many tax collectors come to John
Many tax collectors flock around Jesus Christ
Tax collectors converted
In the parable Lk 18:13-14
Zacchaeus See also Lk 19:1-9
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