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Luke 18:9-14 (NRSV)


9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:

10 ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector.

11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector.

12 I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.”

13 But the tax-collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!”

14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.’

 

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