Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That they were righteous
Having stood by himself, the Pharisee prayed these things: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, predatory, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
But when the Pharisee who invited him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would know who and what kind the woman is who touches him, that she is sinful.
And the Pharisees and the scholars murmured, saying, This man receives sinners and eats with them.
And all who saw murmured, saying, He went in to relax with a sinful man.
The Pharisees therefore answered them, Have ye not also been led astray?
Therefore the Jews answered and said to him, Do we not say well that thou are a Samaritan, and have a demon?
And he said to me, Depart, because I will send thee far away to Gentiles.
But why do thou criticize thy brother? Or also why do thou disdain thy brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.