Jesus and Zacchaeus

19 (A)He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And (B)he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into (C)a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for (D)I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and (E)received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all (F)grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods (G)I give to the poor. And if I have (H)defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it (I)fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since (J)he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For (K)the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

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19 (A)The evil bow down before the good,
    the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 (B)The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
    (C)but the rich has many friends.
21 Whoever (D)despises his neighbor is a sinner,
    but (E)blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
22 Do they not go astray who (F)devise evil?
    Those who devise good meet[a] (G)steadfast love and faithfulness.
23 In all toil there is profit,
    but mere talk (H)tends only to poverty.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,
    but the folly of fools brings folly.
25 A truthful witness saves lives,
    but one who (I)breathes out lies is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has (J)strong confidence,
    and (K)his children will have (L)a refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is (M)a fountain of life,
    that one may (N)turn away from the snares of death.
28 In (O)a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
    but without people a prince is ruined.
29 Whoever is (P)slow to anger has great understanding,
    but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
30 A tranquil[b] heart gives (Q)life to the flesh,
    but (R)envy[c] makes (S)the bones rot.
31 Whoever oppresses a poor man (T)insults his (U)Maker,
    (V)but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
32 (W)The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,
    but (X)the righteous finds refuge in his death.
33 Wisdom (Y)rests in the heart of a man of understanding,
    but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.[d]
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
    but sin is a reproach to any people.
35 A servant who deals wisely has (Z)the king's favor,
    but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 14:22 Or show
  2. Proverbs 14:30 Or healing
  3. Proverbs 14:30 Or jealousy
  4. Proverbs 14:33 Or Wisdom rests quietly in the heart of a man of understanding, but makes itself known in the midst of fools

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