Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Pharisee stood up [conspicuously] and prayed about himself this way [i.e., bragging to God about how good he was], 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, sexually unfaithful to their mates, or even like that tax collector [over there].
I tell you that, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinful person who repents [i.e., changes his heart and life], than over ninety-nine persons who do not need to repent.
The young man said to Him, "I have [already] been observing all of these commandments. What do I [still] lack?"
And he replied, "Teacher, I have [already] been observing all these commandments since I was a young lad."
For I can testify that they have an enthusiasm for God, but it is without [true] knowledge.
As far as enthusiasm is concerned, I persecuted the church; as far as being righteous according to the law of Moses is concerned, I was without just blame.