Jesus was going through the city of Jericho.
A man was there named Zacchaeus, who was a very important tax collector, and he was wealthy.
He wanted to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because he was too short to see above the crowd.
He ran ahead to a place where Jesus would come, and he climbed a sycamore tree so he could see him.
When Jesus came to that place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down! I must stay at your house today."
Zacchaeus came down quickly and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this and began to complain, "Jesus is staying with a sinner!"