He entered Jericho and was passing through. (Luke 19:1)

And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. (Luke 19:2)

Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. (Luke 19:3)

So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. (Luke 19:4)

When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house." (Luke 19:5)

And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly. (Luke 19:6)

When they saw it, they all began to grumble, saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." (Luke 19:7)

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much." (Luke 19:8)

And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. (Luke 19:9)


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