1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 10The Son of Man came to look for the lost and save them." 2A man named Zacchaeus lived there. He was a chief tax collector and was very rich. 3Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was. But he was a short man. He could not see Jesus because of the crowd. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree. He wanted to see Jesus, who was coming that way. 5Jesus reached the spot where Zacchaeus was. He looked up and said, "Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay at your house today." 6So Zacchaeus came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7All the people saw this. They began to whisper among themselves. They said, "Jesus has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' " 8But Zacchaeus stood up. He said, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of what I own to those who are poor. And if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay it back. I will pay back four times the amount I took." 9Jesus said to Zacchaeus, "Today salvation has come to your house. You are a member of Abraham's family line.