Zaccheus Converted

19 Jesus (A)entered Jericho and was passing through. And [a]there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and he was unable due to the crowd, because he was short in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up a [b](B)sycamore tree in order to see Him, because He was about to pass through that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” And he hurried and came down, and received Him [c]joyfully. When the people saw this, they all began to complain, saying, “He has gone in [d]to be the guest of a man who is a sinner!” But Zaccheus stopped and said to (C)the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I am giving to the poor, and if I have (D)extorted anything from anyone, I am giving back (E)four times as much.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is (F)a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 19:2 Lit behold, a man
  2. Luke 19:4 I.e., fig-mulberry
  3. Luke 19:6 Lit rejoicing
  4. Luke 19:7 Or to find lodging