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Luke 18:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Luke 18:9 NABRE

He then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.

Luke 18:10 NABRE

“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.

Luke 18:11 NABRE

The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector.

Luke 18:12 NABRE

I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’

Luke 18:13 NABRE

But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

Luke 18:14 NABRE

I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Saying on Children and the Kingdom.

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