The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Now He also told this parable to some people who (A)trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and (B)viewed others with contempt: 10 “Two men (C)went up into the [a]temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee (D)stood and began praying this in regard to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, crooked, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I (E)fast twice a week; I (F)pay tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, (G)standing some distance away, (H)was even unwilling to raise his eyes toward heaven, but (I)was beating his chest, saying, ‘God, be [b]merciful to me, the sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other one; (J)for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 18:10 I.e., the temple grounds
  2. Luke 18:13 Or propitious