Luke 18:9-13 NIV

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness1 and looked down on everybody else,2 Jesus told this parable:

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10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray,3 one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

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11 The Pharisee stood up4 and prayed abouta himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.

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12 I fast5 twice a week and give a tenth6 of all I get.'

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13 "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast7 and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'8

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