19:9 salvation. Jesus has just said that it is hard for a rich person to be saved (18:24, 25); the salvation of Zacchaeus shows it is not impossible (18:27). See “Salvation” at Acts 4:12.
a son of Abraham. This phrase may point to Zacchaeus as one of the lost sheep of Israel, to whom Jesus felt a special mission (cf. 13:16; Matt. 10:6; 15:24).