Jesus and Zacchaeus
c He entered Jericho and was passing through.
And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.
And d he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature.
So he ran on ahead and climbed up into e a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for f I must stay at your house today."
So he hurried and came down and g received him joyfully.
And when they saw it, they all h grumbled, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods i I give to the poor. And if I have j defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it k fourfold."
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since l he also is a son of Abraham.
For m the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.
And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.
So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus.
1 Kings 10:27
And the king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stone, and he made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore of the Shephelah.
1 Chronicles 27:28
Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the stores of oil was Joash.
He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamores with frost.
"The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place."
Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.
And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them.
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.
If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
2 Samuel 12:6
And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'?
Romans 4:11 - 12
He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well.
That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring - not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.
Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham.
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