Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That they were righteous
The Pharisee stood up and uttered this prayer to himself: 'O God, I thank you that I am not like other men, greedy, dishonest, or adulterous, like that tax-collector.
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were really a prophet, he would know who and what the woman is who is touching him, for she leads a wicked life."
And the Pharisees and scribes grumbled, and said, "This man welcomes irreligious people, and even eats with them!"
And when they saw this, everyone complained, and said, "He has gone to stay with an irreligious man!"
The Pharisees answered, "Have you been imposed upon too?
The Jews answered, "Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and are possessed?"
But he said to me, 'Go! I will send you far away to the heathen.' "
What business have you to criticize your brother? What business have you to look down upon your brother? We shall all have to stand before God for judgment.