Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Cross References 9

  • 1. Luke 18:35
  • 2. 1 Kings 10:27; 1 Chronicles 27:28; Isaiah 9:10
  • 3. Luke 18:37
  • 4. S Matthew 9:11
  • 5. S Luke 7:13
  • 6. Luke 3:12,13
  • 7. Exodus 22:1; Leviticus 6:4,5; Numbers 5:7; 2 Samuel 12:6; Ezekiel 33:14,15
  • 8. S Luke 3:8; Luke 13:16; Romans 4:16; Galatians 3:7
  • 9. Ezekiel 34:12,16; S John 3:17
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