Jesus Visits Zacchaeus

1 He entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 There was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man.
4 So running ahead, he climbed up a sycamore tree to see Jesus, since He was about to pass that way.
5 When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, because today I must stay at your house."
6 So he quickly came down and welcomed Him joyfully.
7 All who saw it began to complain, "He's gone to lodge with a sinful man!"
8 But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Look, I'll givea half of my possessions to the poor, Lord! And if I have extorted anything from anyone, I'll payb back four times as much!"
9 "Today salvation has come to this house," Jesus told him, "because he too is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost." c