Luke 18:10-14

10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
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 that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

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Luke 18:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
ESV
10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
NLT
10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector.
MSG
10 "Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man.
CSB
10 "Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

Luke 18:10-14 In-Context

8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:
10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
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 that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Acts 3:1
  • 2. Matthew 6:5; Mark 11:25
  • 3. Isaiah 58:3; Matthew 9:14
  • 4. Malachi 3:8; Luke 11:42
  • 5. Isaiah 66:2; Jeremiah 31:19; Luke 23:48
  • 6. Luke 5:32; 1 Timothy 1:15
  • 7. S Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11
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