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Luke 19:1-10 (New International Version)

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Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

1 Jesus entered Jericho1 and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig2 tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.3 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "4 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord,5 "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything,6 I will pay back four times the amount."7 9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.8 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."9
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