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Luke 18:9-14 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray ; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess . 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying , God be merciful to me a sinner. 13 "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.'
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted . 14 "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."