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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9 - Luke 18:14)
18:9 
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
 
18:10 
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
 
18:11 
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
 
18:12 
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
 
18:13 
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
 
18:14 
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
 
18:15 
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
 
18:16 
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
 
18:17 
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
 
18:18 
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
 
18:19 
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
 
18:20 
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
 
18:21 
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
 
18:22 
Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
 
18:23 
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
 
18:24 
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
 
18:25 
For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
 
18:26 
And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
 
18:27 
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
 
18:28 
Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
 

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