Luke 18:9-14

mercy

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:

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

The Pharisee stood up and prayed abouthimself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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8 thoughts on “Luke 18:9-14”

  1. All I can say is praise God, the Righteous and Just One who sees our hearts and is faithful to bless us or correct us!

  2. great reminder to accept everyone, not to be judgmental, LOVE every one, because Jesus loves and died for them ,ALL of them !!!!

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