Luke 19:1-10 (NRSV)

1 He entered Jericho and was passing through it.

2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich.

3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature.

4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycomore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way.

5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’

6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him.

7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.’

8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’

9 Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’


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